In my first blog post, I highlighted the cumulative effect of the government’s changes to education on RE as ‘distinctly challenging for the whole RE community’. This remains the case. As yet there has been no government response to the report of the RE All Party Parliamentary Group RE: the truth unmasked. I have a meeting scheduled with … Read more
Our Young Ambassadors for RE team at Venerable Bede Church of England Academy wanted to try to expand the idea of promoting RE beyond our school to the local area. We were amazed when the Sunderland Echo agreed to run an article with a response email. Our article generated a varied response from some of the 75,000 daily … Read more
The team of Young Ambassadors for RE from The Redhill Academy have been busy asking their school big questions in an effort to get all pupils thinking philosophically. This week’s question was: ‘Should we always forgive and forget?’ The video also contains a few clips from their latest debate in philosophy society, where students discussed … Read more
Welcome to the new RE Council blog! It comes at an important time for RE. The cumulative consequences of the government’s changes to education for RE as distinctly challenging for the whole RE community. The continued exclusion of RE from the English Baccalaureate (despite the much-vaunted U-turn by Michael Gove on the EBacc certificates) threatens … Read more
This paper tries to bring together what is happening in qualifications reform in England, and to tease out the implications for Religious Education (RE) and for Religious Studies (RS).