Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has admitted that RE has become an “unintended casualty of reforms” and has committed the Department for Education to “revitalising the conversations on RE”. Comment from the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) At an event ‘Church of England: Education and our Future’ at Lambeth Palace […]
Young Ambassadors for RE made a big impression when they spoke to MPs on Monday 24th June 2013. The focus of this APPG meeting was to celebrate the best of what RE has to offer.
Young Ambassadors from the Venerable Bede CE Academy tell us: This is one of our latest developments in the Young Ambassador project. We have recently contacted our local MP – Bridget Phillipson. Dear Ms Phillipson, I and four other students, from my school, Venerable Bede C of E Academy, are Young Ambassadors for Religious Education. […]
All party report ‘RE: The Truth Unmasked highlights lack of support for and provision of qualified RE teachers A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Religious Education (RE) has found that RE lessons are frequently taught by teachers with no qualifications in the subject. Furthermore the responsibility to educate young people on […]
On Friday, 15th March Stephen Lloyd MP visited the Cavendish School in Eastbourne, where he met with staff and pupils in the RE department which has as an excellent reputation for good quality RE. The visit comes after MPs published a report on the supply of and support for religious education teachers. The All Party […]
Comments on Michael Gove’s statement in the House of Commons and DfE publication of new arrangements for the national curriculum, GCSEs and school accountability on 7 February 2013 from the Chair of the RE Council GOOD No EBacc certificates but one qualification (reformed GCSE) for all subjects, so no first and second class qualifications A […]