Tags: Religious education

Parliamentary inquiry claims religious education in schools is “poor”

Parliamentary inquiry claims religious education in schools is “poor”

Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2013

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. Read More »

Religious Education – special pleading increases in volume

Religious Education – special pleading increases in volume

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2013

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. Read More »

Majority want secular state schooling – while RE declines

Majority want secular state schooling – while RE declines

Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2013

The majority of British people want state-funded schools to be secular, a recent YouGov poll has revealed. Read More »

NSS questions new report on Religious Education

NSS questions new report on Religious Education

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2012

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. Read More »

Vested interest claims schools are flouting RE legal obligations

Vested interest claims schools are flouting RE legal obligations

Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012

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. Read More »

Michael Gove personally killing RE, say enthusiasts for RE

Michael Gove personally killing RE, say enthusiasts for RE

Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012

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. Read More »