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Daniel Hugil currently works at the Coopers’ Company and Coborn School in London as a Teacher of RE and Teaching Development Coordinator. He is Chair of the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE). As a NATRE representative he contributes to the RE Council’s Qualifications and Assessment Committee and the Professional RE Group (PREG). He is a senior examiner for AQA at GCSE level, having previously worked for Edexcel. He acted as a mentor for the South East region on the REsilience Project working to build teachers’ confidence in dealing with controversial issues in RE. His academic background is in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Geology. He is currently undertaking a part-time MA in Religious Education at The University of Warwick, and completed a Farmington Fellowship in 2012/2013. You can follow him on twitter on @danielhugill


Emma McVittie is a Senior Lecturer and Cohort Leader for PGCE Secondary RE at York St John University. She has worked in a variety of settings including special schools and pupil referral units and gained a Masters in Special Educational Needs while teaching. She left full time teaching to take up a post as senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education specialising in Religious Education. During this time she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and began her PhD which focuses on the use of reflection in spiritual development. Emma also writes materials and creates resources for teachers, works with schools and RE organisations to develop and improve RE nationwide in addition to providing INSET and delivering seminars on a variety of topics. You can follow her on Twitter on @EmmaMcV



Kathryn Wright works as a freelance RE Consultant for the Diocese of Norwich, Diocese of St Albans and as lead consultant for Teach:RE and the Teach:RE Course for Culham St Gabriel’s Trust. She creates resources and publications, leads continuing professional development and works with teachers, governors and pupils to develop innovative practice. She is trained as a Section 48 (SIAMS) inspector and as an RE Quality Mark assessor. She is also studying part time for a PhD researching pedagogy in religious education.  You can follow her on Twitter on @kathrynfenlodge


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