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Leading and Inspiring Religion and Worldviews Education
2nd to 3rd July, 2023
The focus was on supporting all those who lead RE / RVE whether in school,
as advisers, consultants, trainers or SACRE / SAC members
The AREIAC 2023 conference took take place on 2nd and 3rd July 2023 at the Woodland Grange Hotel and Conference Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN.
A new approach this year saw the conference begin on Sunday 2nd July, from 11a.m. and the conference was based in and around the local area where delegates explored and considered how diverse and pluralistic representation in our communities can make an impact on the quality of RE / RVE in our schools. This included visits to a gurdwara and a mosque in Leamington Spa followed by a presentation from the St.Philip's centre based in Leicester.
Afternoon tea and refreshments were taken at the Woodland Grange, followed by the AGM. Delegates then socialised with old and new friends over a drinks reception and Gala Dinner on Sunday evening. Lat Blaylock gave an after dinner speech reflecting on “Ages Past and Hope for Years to Come”.
Monday was based at Woodland Grange and provided a stimulating mix of presentations and discussion – aimed at considering our roles as leaders - in curriculum design, supporting SACREs and SACs, working with and being supported by the variety of our partner organisations, and looking at ways in which we can continually develop our careers – whatever stage we are at!
Speakers included Paula Webber, Justine Ball, Claire Ramalli, Linda Rudge and Tania ap Sion. A panel of representatives gave updates on their organisations. The popular ‘Show and Tell’ slots remained to keep us up-to-date with new resources and projects. Exhibitor space provided an opportunity for guests and delegates to display their resources and support materials.