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Phase 2 of the RE Subject Review is progressing further. Task Group 1, led by Graham Falgate, has completed its work and draft materials for RE in the light of the National Curriculum Review consultation documents will be considered by the Steering Group on June 4th. A first draft Purpose of Study and Aims for RE was considered by the REC AGM in May and further electronic consultation will take place starting in mid-June for 4 weeks on the full complement of draft materials.
The government continues to withhold financial support for the RE Review, even though a grant of £100K was made available to PSHE colleagues for their guidance materials. We are pleased to see PSHE supported in this way and hope a similar sum of money might be forthcoming soon for our subject! In the meantime, further meetings have been arranged with members of the NC Review team; these have already been helpful to the parallel RE process.
Task Group 2, led by headteacher Hazel Henson, is continuing to act on proposals to emerge from Phase One of the Review concerned with the wider context in which RE operates, including examinations and ways of harnessing the collective energies of those involved in RE to most productive effect.