PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Farmington Trust
The aim of the Farmington Institute, which is financed by the Farmington Trust, is to support, encourage and improve RE in schools, colleges and universities. Three kinds of awards are available on successful application.

Farmington Fellowships
Fellowships last one term, are available for full-time teachers of RE in secondary schools and for primary RE co-ordinators or other primary school teachers involved in teaching RE. Applicants should preferably be between the ages of 25 and 45 and should have had at least three years in their present post. Fellows are free to study any aspect of RE they wish but preference is given to applicants whose work can be seen to be of direct value to the teaching of RE in schools. The Fellowship will cover the cost of tuition (at one of a long list of universities), board and lodgings where appropriate, essential travel and, by negotiation with the school, the salary of a replacement teacher.

Anne Krisman, head of RE at Little Heath School (020 8599 4864) and Redbridge SACRE member, was awarded a Farmington Fellowship and says of the experience: "As a Farmington Fellow, I cannot promote these Fellowships enough. They clear the mind, open new doors, and refresh the spirit".

  Farmington Bursaries
Bursaries are small sums of money for teachers who wish to carry out research which contributes to religious education but who do not need secondment.

For further information, contact:
The Director,
The Farmington Institute for Christian Studies,
Harris Manchester College,
Mansfield Road,
Oxford, OX1 3TD.
Telephone: 01865 271965; Fax: 01865 271969; email: farmington@harris-manchester.oxford.ac.uk

Further information about Farmington Fellowships can be found on the website: www.farmington.ac.uk/



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