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I am a Head of Department (RE) in a large school. I teach KS3, KS4 and KS5. I have had additional responsibilities in improving progress and attainment in RE. I teach KS4 Health & Social Care and Life Skills. I have also taught BTEC Applied Law, Psychology and PSHE. Prior to teaching my background was in forensic psychology, mental health, learning disabilities and research/quality assurance.

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I am a Head of Department (RE) in a large school. I teach KS3, KS4 and KS5. I have had additional responsibilities in improving progress and attainment in RE. I teach KS4 Health & Social Care and Life Skills. I have also taught BTEC Applied Law, Psychology and PSHE. Prior to teaching my background was in forensic psychology, mental health, learning disabilities and research/quality assurance.
Eightfold Path - KS3 Buddhism
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Eightfold Path - KS3 Buddhism

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A KS3 Buddhism lesson teaching students about the eightfold path. The lesson aims to teach students about the eightfold path, its importance and how Buddhist follow the path to enlightenment. The lesson links nicely to previous learning about the four noble truths. Activities include match up, literacy and involve students applying their learning to life scenarios. There are lots of opportunities for questioning/feedback at various points.
KS3 Buddhism bundle
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KS3 Buddhism bundle

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A Buddhism bundle for KS3 students. Lessons are engaging and fun but also place focus on what students are learning. L1 Life of the Buddha L2 Four noble truths L3 Eightfold path L4 Wheel of life L5 Five precepts and meditation
BTEC Health Social Care Tech Award L1/2 - Component 1 Learning Aim A - Introduction
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BTEC Health Social Care Tech Award L1/2 - Component 1 Learning Aim A - Introduction

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BTEC HSC Tech award to be delivered to Y9s. Component 1 - Learning Aim A Human lifespan development. The lesson is an introduction to the course and to the learnign aim A. The lesson focuses on the key terms, introduces the life stages and explores what is meant by development. Activities are varied and have challenging elements. Perfect to teach as is, or can be adapted to suit.
BTEC Law - Theft, Robbery and Burglary
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BTEC Law - Theft, Robbery and Burglary

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BTEC Applied Law for level 3 student. The presentations are aimed to provide students with knowledge of the law surrounding theft, robbery and burglary. Examples of case law are included in all elements of each crime. This allows students to understand the law through the use of real life examples.
BTEC Law - Alternative Dispute Resolution
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BTEC Law - Alternative Dispute Resolution

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BTEC Applied Law lesson exploring the different types of alternatives to the court. This resource explains each type of alternative dispute resolution that BTEC students are expected to learn about. The resource also focuses on an evaluation of these alternatives, this is an excellent opportunity for discussion and exploration.
Life of the Buddha - KS3 Buddhism
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Life of the Buddha - KS3 Buddhism

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A KS3 lesson teaching students about the life of the Buddha. It is perfect the start a unit of work on Buddhism or as part of a religious founders unit of work. The lesson includes a variety of activities and focuses on checking learning at various points in the lesson through in depth questioning. The first activity uses the Animated World Faiths clip (any alternative clip can be used). The final activity offers students a choice of two tasks, that can be selected based on their ability/behaviour/learning style/etc. The lesson is engaging and fun for students.
EDUQAS NEW SPEC Charities (Issues of Human Rights)
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EDUQAS NEW SPEC Charities (Issues of Human Rights)

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A NEW SPEC Eduqas charities lesson from the topic human rights. This lesson aims to teach students about different religious charities, their importance of giving to charity and why charity is important. There are tasks that explore personal views about charity. Students explore Christian teachings (e.g. Parable of the Sheep and Goats) about charities and examples of Christian charities. The lesson includes an example exam style question for students to complete (using the FARM formula to answer these questions). Differentiation - through the use of the attached worksheet, suitable for lower ability students or students where behaviour may affect learning.
Religious Journeys - L4 pilgrimage Judaism and Hinduism
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Religious Journeys - L4 pilgrimage Judaism and Hinduism

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Lesson 4 of a KS3 unit of work on religious journeys. This lesson links to the previous lessons and the future lessons. This lesson aims to teach students about places of pilgrimage in Judaism (Western Wall) and Hinduism (River Ganges). This lesson is packed with lots of different activities e.g. questioning, reading, small video clip, word fill, map reading. There is also A02 opportunities for students to create their own prayer/wish/statement to take on their own pilgrimage. The lesson offers opportunities for students to apply their learning to tasks. Cross curricular links within the lesson (e.g. Geography). Also, students are able to make comparisons to other places of pilgrimage in order to join up their learning. Links to GCSE topics on pilgrimage and religious expression.
Crime and punishment - from a world issues scheme of work -KS3/GCSE appropriate
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Crime and punishment - from a world issues scheme of work -KS3/GCSE appropriate

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A lesson teaching students about crime and punishment. Can be taught at KS3 (preparing students for future learning) or GCSE level. Or as a stand alone lesson. See my resources for other lessons from the world issues scheme of work (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/leanaandrews). The lesson aims to explain the different type of crimes, different types of punishment, Christian beliefs including key teachings and how effective punishment is in our society. Students apply their learning using Christian teachings (ten commandments, Parable of the Good Samaritan, Parable of the Lost Son, golden rule). Students are encouraged to give their own opinions and views at various points in the lesson (e.g. through questioning and discussion). Students review their learning linking back to the outcomes. Learning is extended through the homework task.
KS3 Sikhism Gurdwara
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KS3 Sikhism Gurdwara

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A KS3 Sikhism lesson about the Gurdwara. Can be purshased as part of a bundle. The lesson has a variety of activities that are differentiated for studnets. The main activities provide challenge. There lots of opportunities for discussion. The clip is a True Tube clip. Lesson can be adapted and amended to suit, but can be taught as it is.
The Ummah - Muslim Community (KS3 Islam lesson)
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The Ummah - Muslim Community (KS3 Islam lesson)

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KS3 lesson about the Muslim community (Ummah). This lesson aims to teach students what the Ummah is, its importance and how the Ummah links to commitment. The lesson includes a range of activities e.g. group work, paired work, literacy tasks and a homework task.
Wheel of Life - KS3 Buddhism
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Wheel of Life - KS3 Buddhism

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A KS3 lesson teaching students Buddhist beliefs about the wheel of life, karma and rebirth. The lesson is visually appealing and promotes high levels of interest from students. The lesson aims to teach students what the wheel of life is and why it is important for Buddhists. This lesson is student led, with the main activity planned as a presentation from students. This lesson has been taught over one lesson, but can be taught over two depending on ability, behaviour and preparation time given for the main task. Students have the opportunity to be as creative as they like. Learning is checked throughout and there are lots of opportunities for questioning.
Judaism - Synagogue lesson
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Judaism - Synagogue lesson

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This lesson aims to teach students about the importance of the Synagogue, how it is used and key features. The main part of the lesson is using a True Tube Holy Cribs clip and answering the included questions. Mini activities include discussion and information sharing. An informative and fun lesson for mixed/lower ability students.
Police powers and searches - BTEC Law lesson
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Police powers and searches - BTEC Law lesson

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A BTEC Law lesson on polices powers with regards to searching people, vehicles and premises. This lesson is for BTEC Level 3 students studying Applied Law. Also links to Public Services. This powerpoint includes information on the law and activities/discussion work for students to become involved in. This resource can be used over a one lesson or a number of lessons with more discussion time.
BTEC Law - Advice and Representation
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BTEC Law - Advice and Representation

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BTEC Applied Law lesson created for Level 3 students. The focus of the presentation is to provide information about funding in the legal system (e.g. legal aid, citizens advice). An element of the lesson is aimed at evaluation.
Christian beliefs about God
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Christian beliefs about God

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A KS3 lesson where pupils learn the Christian beliefs about God. There is a main focus on the Omni words. The lesson includes a variety of activities that are engaging. One activity involves student learning the key beliefs through actions, this can also be adapted in to a written task to promote literacy. Another activity focuses on personal beliefs about God, exploring reasons for these beliefs. This lesson is a fast paced lesson, but can also be stretched in to two lessons to for mixed ability/lower ability groups or to include more exploration of the differing beliefs. A homework task is included to continue to learning from the lesson.
KS3 Sikhism - Guru Nanak lesson
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KS3 Sikhism - Guru Nanak lesson

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KS3 Sikhism lesson about Guru Nanak. This lesson is ideal as an introduction to Sikhism lesson as part of a unit of work, or as a stand alone lesson. The lesson introduces Guru Nanak as the founder of Sikhism. Tasks teach students about key events in Guru Nanak's life and the important teachings from Guru Nanak. The lesson ends with a comparison between Guru Nanak and Jesus (using a Venn diagram), this aims to stretch higher level students. There is a homework task attached to this lesson.
Body image and the media - PSHE (Lesson observed as outstanding)
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Body image and the media - PSHE (Lesson observed as outstanding)

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An emotive and engaging PSHE lesson focusing on the affects the media can have on body image. This lesson has been observed as outstanding. The lesson aims to teach students how the media represents men and women, how Photoshop can be used to alter images and the impact of this. The lesson engages students in all aspects and encourages them to consider their opinions. I have taught this lesson with high ability, lower ability and mixed ability - it works perfectly with all students because it explore opinions and feelings in a sensitive and mature manner. Includes some videos and activities from the Dove Campaign and BBC Learning Zone (all links are included in the powerpoint).
EDUQAS  Human Rights - Wealth and Poverty (NEW SPEC)
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EDUQAS Human Rights - Wealth and Poverty (NEW SPEC)

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NEW SPEC Eduqas wealth and poverty lesson from the topic Human Rights. The lesson aims to teach students about the differences between absolute and relative poverty, explores differing religious perspectives and offers opportunities for students to give their own options about wealth. The lesson places great focus on using religious teachings to support beliefs/views/opinions, and provides students with Bible quotes to use.
Christianity - The Church
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Christianity - The Church

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A KS3 lesson about the church as a place of worship for Christians. This lesson aims to teach students about the key features of a church and the importance of the church within Christian life. The lessons main activity is a market place activity which can be taught in a number of ways depending on the class (e.g. movement around the room, information moving table to table). The lesson is intended for mixed ability students and would fit perfectly in a Christianity or places of worship scheme of work.