Rise in schools’ failing to deliver Religious Education

The Church Times is reporting that the number of schools flouting Religious Education (RE) laws has risen, research by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) suggests.

Responses from more than 600 schools across England to a survey by NATRE found that half of academies without a religious character, and 40 per cent of community schools, do not meet their legal or contractual requirements to deliver RE at Key Stage 4. State schools must teach RE to all pupils, whether they are studying it at GCSE-level or not.

Three-quarters of the schools reported that some RE was taught by teachers who spent most of their timetable teaching another subject, and one in three (32 per cent) reported that some parents withdraw pupils from RE.

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