reThinkRE | good quality RE for every young person in every school
Campaign update – February 2013
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Your support is vital to help us change the Government’s mind on RE. 

Please continue to spread the word by joining us on Twitter (@rethinkrenow) and encouraging friends, colleagues, and contacts to join our campaign via our website.

One cheer for
Mr Gove

Earlier this month the Government scrapped plans for the English Baccalaureate Certificate, exams that would have downgraded RE in schools. It is also consulting on a new eight-subject measure of GCSEs, which would include English and Maths; three subjects out of sciences, languages, history and geography; and three other subjects, such as art, music and RE.
 
This is a great achievement for all those campaigning for good quality RE for all students in every school, but it certainly doesn’t mean we can sit back. RE might be a popular and rigorous subject but if it doesn’t count towards school performance it is at risk of decline.
 
We will continue to campaign to ensure the value of good quality RE is recognised and incorporated into future legislation. 

Who teaches RE?

In March the All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education is publishing its report into the supply and support for teachers of RE in all schools. The report will reveal whether there are enough qualified and experienced RE teachers and how much support is available to equip them to teach the subject well.

The ReThinkRE campaign team
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