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Senior Leadership: Headteachers as Christian leaders in the area of science and faith. Monday 16th May 4pm
Does science make it difficult to believe in God? Can science support faith in God? Informed by data collected from across the country, this course will teach senior leadership the key concepts to ensure that a false-choice between science and faith is not being made by pupils. In light of the updated SIAMS inspection framework, this session will provide ideas on how to give pupils the opportunity for awe and wonder and how to create a question-rich environment within school communities.
Lower Key Stage 2: Rocks and Fossils- How do billions of years and the days of Creation coincide? Tuesday 17th May, 4pm
What happens when pupils start exploring different kinds of rocks and researching how living things become trapped in rock and form fossils over billions of years? How can they reconcile this information with the Creation story they learn about in RE? In this session, teachers can expect to be equipped with knowledge and practical approaches to prevent pupils making a false-choice between science and faith at the earliest opportunity.
Upper Key Stage 2: Evolution and Genesis- Sources of Knowledge for Creation. Wednesday 18th May, 4pm
Learning about adaptation, variation and evolution and the value of the fossil record may lead some pupils to question the Creation stories of Genesis. In this session, teachers can expect to be equipped with the tools to lead pupils through an exploration of the Genesis texts and scientific evidence as sources of knowledge for understanding Creation.
Upper Key Stage 2: Planets and Purpose- What is there to learn about God from the Solar System? Thursday 19th May 4pm
Learning about other planets and about how ideas on the solar system have developed over time can spark questions on the enormity of Creator God and the purpose of humanity. In this session, teachers can expect to be equipped with knowledge and resources to explore awe and wonder at the power and majesty of the Universe as well as the unique relationship humans share with God.
Governors: How do whole school communities engage with questions of science and faith?
With an overview of the key areas in the National Curriculum where science and faith collide, this session will equip governors with the knowledge to create a question-rich environment within schools. With ideas on facilitating the faith formation and spiritual maturing of pupils and staff alike, the course will give suggestions on how to give opportunities for awe and wonder.