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Commission on RE – final report

The Commission on RE www.commissiononre.org.uk will publish its final report and recommendations on Wednesday 12 September 2018, with a launch in Parliament.

Culham St Gabriel’s Trust exists to promote excellence in RE. We recognise that high standards in RE could be helped by a change in the policy and legal basis of the subject. In principle we welcome proposals that bring greater clarity to the educational purposes of RE, as well as introducing better school accountability and a national benchmark for content in all state-maintained schools. It is for the DfE, working urgently with key RE stakeholders, to give this subject the priority it deserves, supported and facilitated by realistic levels of government investment in the recruitment and professional development of teachers of RE.