At the heart of the Commission on Religious Education’s Interim Report, Religious Education for All, is the proposed National Entitlement, which intends to outline the outcomes and the character of the high-quality, academically rigorous RE that pupils are entitled to expect, and will apply to all government-funded schools in England (academies, LA, religious character, Free). However, most importantly, the intention is not to impose one approach to RE. The commissioners recognise that there are many different approaches to teaching high-quality RE.
The commissioners are therefore inviting submissions of case studies from schools, advisers and organisations of good practice in RE curriculum planning and teaching in primary and secondary schools. These are intended to complement comments made in the current online consultation on the content of the interim report.
They are keen to receive case studies of approaches and curriculum in three broad categories:
- Approaches and curriculum that exemplify the delivery of the entitlement.
- Examples of approaches or curriculum that will need to change to meet the entitlement and what these changes would entail.
- Examples of existing good practice that appears to be incompatible with the entitlement as it currently stands.
Case studies should be no more than 4 sides of A4 and should include:
- A description of the teaching approach or curriculum example.
- A commentary on how this case study relates to the national entitlement.
The deadline to submit case studies is 5pm on Friday 1st December. These may be sent to Project Manager Jon Reynolds at [email protected]