Religious Education ‘essential’ for children say teachers

Jul 25, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute:

Teachers have hit out at schools which fail to provide religious education.The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) and others say that “too many teenagers are being deprived of vital knowledge about different faiths and beliefs”.

Meanwhile, former Education Secretary Charles Clarke has launched a fresh call to water down Christian teaching in the curriculum in a report on religion and belief in schools.


NATRE had complained to the headmaster of a state school in the south of England over its failure to provide RE lessons.

The group’s complaints were ignored, and so they wrote to the Education Secretary last year.

A spokesman for NATRE said that the Department for Education ruled that the school needed to comply with its duty to provide RE lessons, and the school now offers GCSE Religious Studies.

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See also: RE should be renamed Religion, Beliefs and Values, says new Clarke/Woodhead report, by Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week

C of E hits back at ‘contradictory’ call to end faith-based admissions, by John Roberts, tes


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