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Faith, Feeling and Identity is the theme of the 10th annual international conference on education, spirituality and the whole child at the University of Surrey Roehampton, June 26-28. Organised by the university's continuing professional development department and held at the Southlands College campus, it will focus on the place of spirituality and emotions in the search for identity by individuals and communities. Speakers include Dr David Rose, director of the Centre for Research in RE and Development, Roehampton, and Abdullah Trevathan, head of the Islamia Primary School, London. Fee: pound;245 residential if booked by March 28. Non-residential and day rates available.

Professor Ron Best Tel: 020 8392 3374 Tricia Cottrell Tel: 020 8392 3268 Email:

The RE Today arm of the Christian Education Movement is running the following primary courses: "Teaching, learning, thinking: improving RE in KS2 and 3" in London (April 1) and Leeds (June 30); "RE for 4-7s" in Reading (March 20) and Nottingham (November 12); "Assessing primary RE", Birmingham (June 3); "Developing RE:the role of the RE co-ordinator", London (July 2) and Birmingham (October 8). Secondary courses include:

"Assessing RE:the answers", Manchester (March 4), Leicester (May 6), London (November 20); "Expert secondary RE", London (June 5); "GCSE RS: raising standards", London (June 26); "Being an effective subject leader: RE", Birmingham (October 7). Fee: pound;125, pound;100 per day-course for subscribers; pound;50, pound;45 per half-day course for subscribers. RE Today Services, 1020 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LB.

Tel: 0121 472 4242


Training provider, Stands for Education, is running a course on thinking skills, learning from religion and authentic resourcing. "Improving the quality of learning in RE at KS3 and 4: planning, managing and teaching RE" will be held in London (March 5 or April 7), Manchester (March 28) and Birmingham (April 3). Fee: pound;195 plus VAT.Tel: 0117 983 8800

Training provider, Philip Allan Updates, is running a course on "GCSE RS: world religions, moral and social issues and philosophy and ethics in Manchester (May 14) and London (May 16). Fee: pound;169; pound;185 (London venues).

Tel: 01869 338652 www.philipallan

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