On 17 October, New Hall School, Chelmsford, welcomed Heads of RE/Theology from Catholic Independent Schools across the country, as well as from local diocesan schools.
The main focus of the day was to share best practice and develop subject knowledge with regards to Judaism and the new GCSE specifications. The keynote speakers included Dr Jonathan Gorsky, an expert in Judaism, who lectured on Jewish theology and Mr Philip Robinson, the RE advisor to the Catholic Education Service, who delivered a session on the requirements of the new GCSE in Religious Studies.
Photo: Dr Jonathan Gorsky lectures on Jewish theology at CISC RS heads conference
Photo: Mass for delegates, along with students, in the School Chapel at New Hall, celebrated by School Chaplain, Fr Lee Bennett
Delegates had the opportunity to tour the school site and observe the excellent provision for Theology and Chaplaincy here at New Hall. Fr Lee Bennett, School Chaplain, celebrated Mass for the delegates and the day finished with workshops and opportunities to share ideas.
Alongside a successful academic programme, New Hall School provides excellent facilities and training for budding sports stars and fantastic music and performing arts provision. The boarding and day school for students aged 3-18 has a Catholic foundation and ethos, which welcomes those of all backgrounds. The strong pastoral care structure at the school supports students in their endeavours, allowing them to achieve success in a wide variety of fields.