Commenting on the Department’s MORI survey of 618 state-maintained secondary schools to assess the effects of the EBacc, John Keast, chair of the RE Council said: “The EBacc has sent a clear message to schools – effectively increase the numbers of students taking subjects including History, Geography, languages and science. However, these figures also show that … Read more
Dear Mr Clegg, We were delighted to hear of your remarks about the importance of education following your visit to Auschwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust. We agree, “Indifference and forgetfulness make hate, prejudice and genocide possible”. Read the full letter to Nick Clegg.
Dear Mr Gove, The vocal responses to Gary Lineker’s ‘eating grass’ comments on Al Jazeera only go to show how important religious literacy is in our society. It should not be too much to hope that all professional people in the modern world are sufficiently religiously literate to recognise a Muslim prostrating in prayer. Religiously … Read more
Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb, has asked the Religious Education Council for England and Wales (REC) to consider excellent practice in RE teaching and present its findings in a report. The report will consider the views of teachers, academics and faith and belief organisations. The minister has also offered support to help shape … Read more
Today, the Church of England, the Catholic Church, the Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh and Muslim faiths, the British Humanist Association and professional RE teaching associations are joining forces to support a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). When it is set up, the new APPG will focus on safeguarding the provision of RE in our schools … Read more
Research among young people, including school leavers and those in full-time education, indicates that Religious Education (RE) is a valued subject that leaves a lasting impression on those who study it.