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Association of Christian Teachers response to Secretary of States response on Final Report of Commission on RE.

Association of Christian Teachers response to Secretary of States response on Final Report of Commission on RE.

                                                                 

Association of Christian Teachers

Dawn   Williams  Admin Assistant acteachers@outlook.com

Please   reply to Association of Christian Teachers

The   Doddridge Centre

109   St James Road

Northampton

NN5   5LD

01604  632046

The RT Hon Damian Hinds MP

Secretary of State for Education

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London

SW1P 3BT

17/12/2018

 

 

Dear Rt Hon Damian   Hinds MP,

Re: Final Report of   the Commission on Religious Education

 

Thank you for your   reply  in response to my letter to you   about the Final Report of the Commission on Religious Education.

 

I have read your   letter of response on the Final Report to The Very Reverend Doctor John Hall   Chair of the Commission on Religious Education date 6th December   2018.

 

I have also read the   Religious Education Council response (dated 15th December 2018) to   your letter of 6th December.

 

As a member of the   Religious Education Council I have not been consulted on this response.

Thank you for taking   note of my other representations to you on the Final Report and those that I   know many have made.

 

Thank you for not   agreeing to change the law on Religious Education at this time.

 

Now that you have   taken that helpful decision there is much we can do as an RE community to   improve both the quality and coverage of RE in our schools.

 

One of the things we   can do is to celebrate and showcase the work of successful Standing Advisory   Councils on Religious Education(SACRE). Hopefully then those SACRE that are   struggling can be supported. (It maybe that some ring fenced monies could be   found to support this work).

Whilst I understand   that OFSTED has its own agendas I feel it does have a responsibility to   report in its inspections whether a school is fulfilling the requirements of   the law in respect of Religious Education as it does for other subjects.

 

Thank you again for   your response to Final Report on Religious Education

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Clive Ireson

Director

 

 

 

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