rachel bendall

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Mrs Rachel Bendall BA(Hons), PGCE, PG Dip

Strategic Lead Quality: Professional Standards

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 01792 482071
E-mail: rachel.bendall@uwtsd.ac.uk

  • Strategic Lead for Professional Standards
  • Subject Lead for the RVE (Religion, Values & Ethics / Religious Education) PGCE programme
  • Curriculum tutor for the PGCE and BA Education programmes
  • Module Lead
  • Assessment of assignments (Levels 4-7)

During a 14-year career as a secondary school teacher, Rachel undertook many roles such as Head of Department (Religious Education) and Senior Leader for Assessment and Literacy.  During that time, Rachel also enjoyed an active role as a mentor for PGCE students and as an external marker for GCSE examinations.   

Currently, as a Senior Lecturer, Rachel is involved in the delivery of modules to PGCE Primary and Secondary students as well as leading on a module for BA(Ed) students in their second year.  She led on a number of aspects of the ITE programmes’ partnership with schools for six years before taking up her present role within quality and professional standards. Rachel is also pleased to act as an ITE Peer Inspector for Estyn.

Rachel is currently studying on the master’s in education (MA Ed) course.

  • Member of NAPfRE – National Advisory Panel for Religious Education
  • Member of Swansea SACRE – Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education
  • Estyn ITE Peer Inspector
  • Member of NAPfRE – National Advisory Panel for Religious EducationMember of Swansea SACRE – Standing
  • Advisory Council for Religious Education
  • Estyn ITE Peer Inspector
  • Currently working towards a Master’s in Education
  • Teaching and learning
  • Leadership and management
  • Teaching and learning
  • How student-teachers learn
  • Professional Learning
  • Professional Standards
  • Have worked as a consultant for Welsh Government on developments relating to Religious Education, especially in identifying areas requiring additional resources and translation of current resources from English to Welsh.
  • Have worked as a consultant for the BBC on their E-Clips project and updating of their Bitesize Religious Studies website.
  • Have more recently worked as an educational consultant for the BBC and Grain Media on the creation of video resources for the RE and Humanities classroom

University of Glasgow and University of Wales Trinity Saint David (2017), Learning about Progression: Informing thinking about a Curriculum for Wales, Interim Report from the CAMAU Project.

I organise the annual RE Conference held at UWTSD alongside Lat Blaylock of RE Today