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Conference 2020

Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry

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AREIAC: Deep Dive or Shallow Swim: From Syllabus to Classroom
Monday 6th to Tuesday 7th July, 2020 - Coventry, UK


Update regarding Conference and Covid 19


We are continuing to monitor the situation regarding whether the conference can go ahead.  Although it is looking unlikely at this stage due to the Covid 19 situation, once the hotel is able to confirm the position for July, we can make appropriate plans.  If we do have to postpone, we hope to run the same conference, ideally with the same speakers in the same hotel in 2021 (Monday July 5th – Tuesday July  6th).  In that case, we expect that all existing bookings will simply be transferred to 2021 for those who agree and wish to do so.


Please do therefore proceed with making your booking if you have not already done so as this will enable us to secure appropriate numbers and rates.  Please keep the 2020 and 2021 dates in your diary and we will update you further as soon as we can.


Many thanks for your understanding.


We do hope you will be able to join us for next year's AREIAC conference - entitled 'Deep Dive or Shallow Swim: From syllabus to classroom' and will focus on curriculum development at both a national and local school level.

The Programme

Day 1 will focus on Agreed Syllabus development and aims to support advisers and consultants who might be working with SACREs as well as being valuable to Chairs of SACREs and members themselves.

Day 2 will build on this theme, with a focus on moving into school-based curriculum development and planning. We will also be exploring Ofsted’s expectations in relation to a Deep Dive in RE. This day will be valuable for all those who promote excellence in RE and we welcome teachers and others working directly with pupils.

Delegates can choose to attend both days or either one. The programme will flow from Monday to Tuesday but each day will also be valuable as a stand-alone event.

Guest speakers so far, include, Paul Smalley, Kathryn Wright, Trevor Cooling, Paula Webber and Rudi Lockhart and others will be announced as we develop the programme further.


The Venue

The Windmill Village Hotel, Golf Club and Spa is set in beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Coventry. Our main conference space will be in The Windmill Suite, with its windows and patio doors to two sides making it beautifully light and airy. There is plenty of space for exhibition tables at one end where our refreshments will also be served. If the weather is kind to us, we will be able to stroll out onto the beautiful terrace and seating area to take our refreshments, with stunning views overlooking the golf course and lake.

For our Gala Dinner we will use the adjoining Pickford Suite with its own bar. There is a lovely cosy Cellar Bar for Sunday evening food and drinks for those arriving that day. With a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym, which can be used freely by delegates, this year’s venue will be a real treat. We will even have complimentary breakfast rolls for those arriving as day delegates or for those who wish to indulge in a second breakfast if you have stayed overnight!


The hotel is easily accessible by car being on the outskirts of Coventry City and has a large car park which is free of charge to delegates - there are three train stations nearby: Coventry (3.1mi) Canley (2.2mi)  and Tile Hill (2.35mi). It's easy!



Residential [Members / Non-Members]


Sunday to Tuesday £354.00 / £384.00
           [Note: no dinner on Sunday]

Monday to Tuesday £279.00 / £309.00

Non Residential [Members / Non-Members]

Monday only £157.00 / £177.00 (including dinner)

Monday only £120.00 / £140.00 (excluding dinner)

Tuesday only £90.00 / £110.00

Students - Special Rate @ £65.00 either day 

Early Bird Discount - There are a limited number of Winter Saver Rates on accommodation, save up to £25 on Sunday night and up to £14 on Monday night against prices shown.