The Final Report of the Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: the way forward. A national plan for RE, has been published. It sets out a National Plan for RE comprising of 11 recommendations, and calls on the Government to consider and adopt it.
The National Plan is built around a National Entitlement which sets out what all pupils up to the end of Year 11, in all publicly funded schools, should be entitled to be taught. The National Entitlement reflects a new and inclusive vision for the subject, fully embracing the diversity and richness of religious and non-religious worldviews. It will ensure a strong academic basis for the subject in all schools. The National Plan provides for flexibility of approach in the translation of the National Entitlement into programmes of study in schools, ensuring that Headteachers are able to choose the approach that is most appropriate for their pupils.
The report is the result of two years work from Commissioners. They have listened to evidence from a wide-range of concerned parties including pupils, teachers, lecturers, advisers, parents and faith and belief communities. The Commission received over three thousand submissions, all of which have been carefully considered.
Watch a short animation explaining the vision of the Commission:
The final report is available to download here: Final Report of the Commission on RE
An executive summary is available here: Final Report (Exec Summary) of the Commission on RE
The press release for the launch of the final report can be downloaded here: Final Report press release