English RE: under pressure?  At an important moment in RE’s history, RE Council Board Member, Paul Smalley, explores four potential pressures on English RE.

In his paper in the Journal of RE, Smalley discusses the potential pressures of increased academisation, alleged secularisation, funding, and teacher recruitment.  He considers “whether the RE community might gain solace from a realisation that these challenges have been overcome at other points in history.”

You can find the article here. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40839-023-00207-y