A number of full time one term Teacher Fellowships funded by the Farmington Institute are based in WRERU each year. The Fellowships are for full time teachers of religious education in secondary schools and for primary RE co-ordinators or other primary teachers involved in teaching RE. Applicants should preferably be between 25 and 45 and should normally have had at least 3 years in their present post. Fellows are free to study or research any aspect of RE, especially topics of direct relevance to improving practice in schools.
Fellowships cover the cost of tuition, board and lodging (where appropriate), essential travel, and by negotiation with the school, the salary of a replacement teacher. This will normally be based on the cost of a teacher in term time only.
Fellows are required to attend the University for tutorials once a week, although those who live in the area usually attend more regularly. Fellows are assigned a supervisor who works closely with them, and are given a base in WRERU. Towards the end of the period of study, Fellows present a seminar as part of the WRERU series, and submit a report of their work to the Farmington Institute.
Many former Farmington Fellows have gone on to do MA and doctoral degrees in religious education at Warwick.
Full details of Farmington Fellowships are available from:
The Farmington Institute for Christian Studies
Harris Manchester College
Oxford OX1 3TD
Tel 01865 271965
Further information can be found on the Farmington Institute website where an application form is also available.