Fri 20th Jan 2017

RE Council Newsletter January 2017

In many ways the REC’s work progressed in leaps and bounds in 2016. We established an independent Commission on Religious Education. We had more schools applying for the RE Quality Mark award than ever before. The Young Ambassadors for RE engaged directly with some of the REC’s member organisations as they worked on their assignment on their chosen worldview, and some teams participated in the Youth Debate at Westminster on the role of RE. We also increased our engagement with parliamentarians and political decision makers through attendance at the Labour and Conservative party conferences, and through one-to-one meetings with a number of MPs.

2017 also promises to be an exciting year. It will see the publication of an interim report on the progress of the Commission on RE, as well as a 'State of the Nation' report from the RE PR group, which will focus on challenging political decision makers and influencers on how schools in England are fulfilling their statutory duty to teach religious education. We are also looking forward to the upcoming RE Quality Mark Conference taking place in Canterbury in February, and there are plans for another Young Ambassadors’ event in the summer term.  All of this work is vital as we continue to work to ensure that every young person experiences a personally inspiring & academically rigorous education in religious and non-religious worldviews.

Read the January newsletter.

In this Issue:

REC news

  • Commission on Religious Education: Call for Evidence
  • RE Quality Mark
  • Young Ambassadors for RE

Conferences and Events

  • Strictly RE Conference
  • Since 9/11 National Education Conference
  • Teaching Islam Conference
  • AREIAC and NASACRE Annual Conference

Courses, Resources and more

  • RE Professional Development Portal
  • RE Today courses
  • Teach RE courses
  • Hodder Education CPD courses
  • Hindu Council UK
  • Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • New Free Church resource
  • New Publication: Religion and Nationhood

Read the January newsletter.

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