ATCRE Conference 2020

With many thanks to our headline sponsor:

Bishop Alan Williams SM

Bishop Alan Williams is the current Bishop of Brentwood Diocese. He trained for the priesthood at Allen Hall, after which he went on to study degrees at Durham, Cambridge, London and finally Hull University where he received a Masters in Education. 

Michael Merrick

Michael is a Catholic writer, speaker and primary headteacher at St Ninian Catholic Federation, Carlisle. He has featured on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of Catholic publications.

Mary Myatt

Educational Consultant and former RE teacher. Her recent books include: The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to CoherenceHigh Challenge, Low Threat and Hopeful Schools.

And all further sponsors and exhibitors:

Other Keynote Speakers:


Philip Robinson  

Formerly a teacher of Religious Education and diocesan adviser, Philip Robinson has been the Religious Education Adviser to the Catholic Education Service (CES) since 2013. This session will provide an update on progress on the RE Curriculum Directory.

Seminar Speakers:

Amanda Crowley and Diana Roberts 

The Deputy Director of Education and the Primary Adviser for the Diocese of Westminster will present a diocesan approach to the assessment of primary RE.

Ann Clucas - Author of How To Teach Everybody: Strategies for Effective Differentiation as well as recent work books for Edexcel and AQA GCSE RS will be running a session on RE and SEND.

Claire Fernandes - An associate lecturer in Primary RE, she has written for The Pastoral Review journal as well as TenTen Theatre online resources. She will lead a session on Primary Catholic RE.

Dawn Cox - Head of RE and SLE, one of most highly regarded RE teachers in the country on Twitter and for her blog. Dawn will lead a session on curriculum design and teaching techniques to ensure students not only understand, but also remember content.

Fr Eamonn Mulcahy - The Holy Ghost Father from Manchester will share his insights on leadership in Catholic RE.

Edmund Adamus 

Currently Education Consultant for Fertile Heart and has worked in various fields of evangelisation since 1990. His presentation covers the main themes of the Theology of the Body & the resource 'Fertile Heart'.

Julia Cunningham & Andy Lewis - The Shrewsbury Diocese RE Coordinator (JC) and Catholic textbook author (AL) present "How to Lead RE in the Catholic School".

Matt Boniecki - The insightful Catholic RE teacher leading on 6th Form RE: "Catholic Theology through A Level RS and Core RE"

Matthew Dell - Senior Lecturer on the PGCE RE and MA Education at St Mary's (Profile) uses 25 years of classroom experience to share "The Power of Storytelling".

Leonard Franchi - Lecturer in Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith at the University of Glasgow (Profile) and author of Shared Mission: RE in the Catholic Tradition will share his wisdom and insight.

Susan Kambalu - The CAFOD Inset Coordinator will demonstrate the new and upcoming CAFOD resources to help improve Catholic RE in the classroom.

Richard Rymrz - Head of Religious Education and Director of Research at BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education (Profile) will share his global insights on Catholic RE.

Sr Marcellina Cooney - Author of The Way, The Truth and The Life shares the work and Mission of the Teacher's Enterprise in RE.

Sean Whittle - Experienced RE teacher, academic (Profile) and author of A Theory of Catholic Education will lead a session on his various areas of expertise.

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