We are seeking a project manager to help us bring RE to life
for more pupils in Reading and beyond.
REINSPIRED is an ecumenical charity working in Earley & East Reading that engages
over 6000 children & young people in 2 secondary schools and 11 primary schools with creative, engaging and spiritually developing R.E. Lessons and Collective Worship.
We are seeking a Project Manager, for this innovative project who will be:
- An inspirational person to develop the project and motivate the team
- A passionate communicator to share our model and train other groups
- A dedicated manager of people and systems
Hours of work: to be agreed with the successful candidate, but anticipated to be around 25 hours per week on a term time basis.
Salary: around £13700 (for 25 hours per week in term time)
To find out more: download the Job Description or call Paul on 0118 9663929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply: send a letter explaining why you are attracted to this post plus a current CV to email@example.com
Closing date: 28 Feb 2013. Interviews will be during week commencing 18 Mar 2013.
When schools embrace the best that faith has to offer and churches respect and support the broad educational remit of schools the results can be inspirational.
Inspiring Faith in Schools is a day conference we are holding at Waingels College in Reading from 10am-3.30pm on Saturday 9 March 2013 for teachers, governors and all Christians working in and with schools. Our speakers will share some of these inspiring stories to encourage, inspire, and equip individuals, churches and schools to be bold in working together to improve our schools and the educational opportunities available to our children.
The conference will be opened by Rt Revd Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading. Our keynote speaker is Revd Steve Chalke MBE: Church Leader, author, TV presenter, campaigner against human trafficking and founder of Oasis Trust and Oasis Community Learning. As well as two keynote sessions there will be morning and afternoon workshop streams covering Christian leadership, well-being, spirituality and RE in schools. Details of these sessions and additional workshop sessions will appear over the coming weeks on our website www.inspiringfaith.org.uk where you can find out more about us and the Inspiring Faith in Schools initiative and where you can also buy tickets. Tickets cost £20 including lunch.
If you are interested in exhibiting or have an inspiring story you would like to share of how you have experienced faith making a difference in schools, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul in the REINSPIRED office on 0118 9663929.
We invite volunteers, supporters and other friends to join us for our annual celebration meeting taking place at St William of York Church on Upper Redlands Road in Reading on Thursday 4 October 2012 starting at 7.30pm
As well as praise and prayer fro the year past and ahead we’ll be hearing about:
- Changes to the local RE syllabus
- Challenges and Opportunities in Secondary RE
- Update from beyond Earley and East Reading
- Katie Aldridge looks back and forwards after a year as chair of trustees
You can just turn up, although it will help those providing refreshments if you can let us know. Call 01189663929 or email email@example.com
Why not come along to RE Matters – our practical introduction to supporting RE and Collective Worship in schools. You’ll find out more about what makes good RE and collective worship, who we are, what we do and why it works with worked examples.
Saturday 29 September 2012
St Nicolas Church, Reading, RG6 7JN
£25 including lunch and sample resource CD.
Call us on 01189663929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
A new way to support REinspired
Did you know that every time you purchase goods online, you could be raising funds for REinspired? Register on the Easyfundraising website, then visit it before you shop and use the links to take you to one of hundreds of on-lilne retailers. A percentage of what you spend goes to us as your chosen charity at no extra cost. There are many well known retailers to choose from offering anything from 0.75% at PC World to 2.5% at Amazon. You can shop this way all year but if you are buying big-ticket items for yourself or others at Christmas or afterwards in the sales you can make a real difference to these charities.
We are delighted to announce the launch of www.re-inspired.net which went live on 4th July 2011.
The new website provides an overview of REinspired and the methodology described in The Story of REinspired as well as downloadable copies of the lesson plans and resources from the book. More significantly if offers access to additional articles, case studies and a growing collection of our other lesson plans.
We offer this new resource to encourage and equip groups of churches to work effectively with schools in supporting primary RE. It is our hope that as others take up the challenge they will not only use our lesson plans but want share their experience of using tem and to contribute their own lesson and activity ideas for others to use.
www.re-inspired.net has been developed with in collaboration with BRF and with the financial support of Jerusalem Trust.
Have you signed the RE Act Campaign organised by Premier Christian Media yet?
If not this may be your last chance to help ensure GCSE RE is included in this crucial new curriculum and ultimately, put back in its rightful place – at the heart of humanities.
Click here to visit the RE Act website and add your name to the 140000+ names already on the petition.
Our new website www.re-inspired.net will be unveiled soon with:
- Full versions of the lesson plans in the book together with resouces to delvier them.
- Additional lesson plans and new ones coming regularly.
- Advice for churces and schools on getting started.
Register now to hear as soon as it goes live.
The Story of REinspired is here at last – and here’s the picture to prove it.
Officially published on Friday 18 February, copies have already been seen on the shelves of local Christian bookshops and at the Family Ministry Conference.
The book, published by Barnabas in churches, tells the story of how churches in Earley and East Reading developed a way of working with primary schools to support the teaching of RE. It was written to inspire and enable churches elsewhere to become fully engaged in resourcing RE in schools.
Thanks to a generous donor we’ve been able to buy 200 copies to put in the hands of people who can make use of them. We have already posted copies to 20 people suggested by the Bishop of Oxford and more will be sent out over the coming weeks and given to people at various events we are attending – as long as they promise to read it and tell us what they think.
We welcome the Bishop of Oxford, a long standing supporter of REinspired, to St Nicolas Church on afternoon of Thursday 17 February to meet and congratulate the authors and the other REinspired trustees and staff on reaching this milestone for the project. The event will be attended by members of the press and children from Loddon Primary school who will take part in some special activities – typical of the engaging and enjoyable activities that make up our RE sessions.
Pete stone, our former project manager was ordained as a Deacon by the Bishop of Ramsbury, Stephen Conway, in a packed Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 2 October. He was one of 20 ministers ordained in the special service.
Julia Jones was at the service along with Sam and Abi.
Pete has been licensed to Charminster & Stinsford where he has already completed a 3-month ‘taster’ period as a Licensed Lay Minister in the parish.
We look forward to REinspired in Charminster.