Aims, Vision and Values


Working with and through its member bodies to encourage commonality of purpose and a coherent approach to the support, development and practice of RE, the RE Council seeks to:

  • Be a clear national voice for the advocacy, support and improvement of RE
  • Promote the highest possible standards of RE in all schools, in all colleges and in teacher education
  • Influence policy proactively with government and other national and international bodies 
  • Promote a positive public understanding of RE and its value to young people and wider society
  • Represent at a strategic level the collective interests of its member bodies in relation to RE



Every young person experiences a personally inspiring and academically rigorous education in religious and non-religious worldviews


The REC seeks to work in a way that embodies values of cooperation, collaboration, openness, mutual respect and critical engagement