Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:41
Secularists and humanists in the 1960s and 1970s played a critical role in stopping religious education in schools being used for proselytising. That's the claim being made in new research from the University of Exeter.
Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:30
A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education (APPG) has found that RE lessons are frequently taught by teachers with no qualifications in the subject, and is calling for more resources to be put into RE teaching and for the subject to be included in the new Ebacc.
Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:31
The Catholic Education Service (CES) for England and Wales has reiterated concerns that Religious Education will remain relegated among academic subjects, after plans to introduce the English Baccalaureate were scrapped.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:24
The majority of British people want state-funded schools to be secular, a recent YouGov poll has revealed.
Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:45
A new report from Oxford University, which says that teachers are afraid to teach religious education in case they are perceived as "evangelising", has been questioned today by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:45
According to the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE), a third of secondary schools in England and Wales are not meeting legal requirements for teaching religious education.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:53
The chairman of the Religious Education Council for England and Wales, John Keast, has accused the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, of dismantling religious education in schools.