The REC have announced today that the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb, has asked the council 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 a revised RE teaching framework that ensures RE retains its academic rigour and is in step with the design and style of a National Curriculum.
In response, John Keast, chair of the REC said: “We’re pleased the minister has asked the REC to work collaboratively on how RE can change in line with a refreshed national curriculum. RE is a core part of the education system and we are committed, with our member bodies, to offering all the support we can to help schools deliver high value RE that will equip young people with a real grasp of the importance of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs in our world.”
For the full REC press release, see: http://www.religiouseducationcouncil.org/content/view/235/46/