In January 2016, the REC made a statement to clarify its new relationship with the APPG on RE, for which the REC had previously acted as secretariat.
On Monday 13th June the REC met with the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP. Trevor Cooling, Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, and Deborah Weston, respectively the Chair of the REC, the CEO of the REC, and the Chair of the joint REC/NATRE/RE Today PR Group, met with Nick Gibb to discuss the REC’s plans to establish a Commission … Read more
On 27 January, Stephen Lloyd, chair of the APPG on RE hosted an event at 1 Parliament Street, during which MPs had the opportunity to publicise their support for RE. During this time, MPs pledged to support good quality RE for pupils in all schools, academies and colleges. Representing young people’s voices at the event … Read more
Sixteen MPs from across the main political parties took part in an All Party Parliamentary Group event to publicise their belief that good RE should be available for all young people. They discussed the subject and its value for modern life with a team of Young Ambassadors for RE, students at St Bede’s School in … Read more
Response from the REC Board to the DfE exam criteria consultation: 23 December 2014
Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Reform, addressed a meeting of member representatives of the RE Council on 7th November at the Zoroastrian Centre, Harrow. Mr Gibb affirmed the government’s support for religious education, emphasising the importance of its contribution to religious literacy and high standards. He said that a person could not be considered well educated unless … Read more