Tags: Religious education
Posted: Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The number of pupils being entered for an RS IGCSE exam which allows them to learn about only one religion rose by 40% last year.
Posted: Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The NSS has called for a new national entitlement for religion and belief education in England to ensure all pupils learn about a diversity of religious and non-religious worldviews.
Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Luxembourg has abolished religious teaching in schools as part of the government's plan to separate church and state.
Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Religious education in England faces "a perilous future" unless it is subject to "strategic, urgent intervention", according to a report.
Posted: Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after research showed that many English schools are not offering the subject.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017
The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE.
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017
Every pupil should have the same basic entitlement to non-partisan education about religion and belief, the National Secular Society has said in a submission to the Commission on Religious Education.
Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2016
The Government has been challenged in the House of Lords over its approach to the inclusion of non-religious worldviews in religious education.
Posted: Tue, 03 May 2016
Religious education must be reformed before parents lose the option to remove their children from the subject, the NSS has said, after head teachers voted to make RE compulsory.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016
The National Secular Society has reiterated its support for improved religion and belief education in schools but warned that concerns over poor 'religious literacy' are being used as a Trojan horse to elevate religion's status in public life.
Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016
The founding chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on religious education has warned that the group has been taken-over by religious "fundamentalists".
Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2015
A review into Religious Education has called for fundamental reform of the subject, so that teaching reflects "the real religious landscape" of the UK – with content including a "broad range" of religious and non-religious views.
Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2015
The High Court has ruled in favour of three families who challenged the Education Secretary's exclusion of non-religious worldviews from the new RE GCSE syllabus.
National Secular Society welcomes call for faith schools to face Ofsted inspections of their religious teaching
Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014
The National Secular Society has welcomed calls from Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt for religious teaching in faith schools to be inspected by Ofsted.
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013
A third of community schools and over a third of academies without a religious character are failing to meet their legal or contractual agreements to provide religious education.
Head teacher apologises after ordering pupils to attend Islam awareness trip or face punishment for 'racism'
Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
A head teacher has been forced to apologise to parents after threatening to punish children for racism if they missed a religious awareness workshop.
Posted: Sat, 05 Oct 2013
The National Secular Society has welcomed a new analysis of the state of religious education in schools from the education regulator Ofsted, but has warned its report's recommendations don't go far enough.
Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013
A new survey on life at school has revealed that RE is regarded as the least useful subject to learn.
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013
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.