Coordinating Religious Education across the Primary School

Coordinating Religious Education across the Primary School

Coordinating Religious Education across the Primary School

Coordinating Religious Education across the Primary School


This sixteen book series written and designed for busy primary school teachers takes one step-by-step through every stage of coordinating a subject. The books tackle the two main aspects of the coordinator's role: coordinating and subject leadership. It accomplishes this task by establishing systems and common practice, providing information, offering expertise and direction, guiding the development of the subject, and raising standards.

Each volume in the series conforms to a concise style, while providing a wealth of tips, case studies, and material that teachers can use immediately. Written to meet the needs of subject leaders, this comprehensive set of books will be an essential addition to the staffroom bookshelf.


This book has been prepared for primary teachers, many of whom are not re specialists by training, charged with the responsibility of acting as coordinators for the Religious Education curriculum within their schools. It forms part of a series of new publications that set out to advise such teachers on the complex issues of improving teaching and learning through managing each element of the primary school curriculum.

Why is there a need for such a series? Most authorities recognise, after all, that the quality of the primary children's work and learning depends upon the skills of their class teacher, not in the structure of management systems, policy documents or the titles and job description of staff. Many today recognise that school improvement equates directly to the improvement of teaching so surely all tasks, other than imparting subject knowledge, are merely a distraction for the committed primary teacher.

Nothing should take teachers away from their most important role, that is, serving the best interests of the class of children in their care and this book, along with the others in the series, does not wish to diminish that mission. However, the increasing complexity of the primary curriculum and society's expanding expectations, make it very difficult for the class teacher to keep up to date with every development. Within traditional subject areas there has been an explosion of

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