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RE Review Newsletter: First Edition Print E-mail


Welcome to the first edition of the RE Review Newsletter.

This e-publication to be distributed quarterly during the course of the RE Subject Review, is intended to share the most up-to date information on the project. Read a report by RE Review project manager Janet Orchard and find out how the Review is progressing, as well as the names, roles and responsibilities of all those people who are already involved. Find out how you can participate directly in the consultation process and do your bit for the future of religious education in our schools. 

See the full Autumn Newsletter here.  


National RE Subject Review Print E-mail

Subscribers to the REC newsletter will know that Dr Janet Orchard has been appointed as Project Manager for the National RE Subject Review, which the REC is leading.

The REC's Curriculum, Assessment and Qualifications Committee, now chaired by Mike Castelli, will have an additional role from now onwards.  It will be the Steering Committee for the Review and Janet will report on progress to its members.  The Committee will, of course, continue to report to the REC Board and seek its endorsement and approval for the management of the project. At the Committee's meeting on Tuesday 11th July, Janet proposed names for people to serve on the small ‘Expert Panel' for Phase 1 of the Review.  This panel will produce a background report to set the context for Phase 2 by drawing on written and oral evidence, as suggested by the Scoping Report.  An outline and overview of the process can be found here.

Overview: The RE Subject Review for England Print E-mail

Phase 1

  • Appoint expert panel members and agree terms of reference
  • Produce evidence bundles and invite expert witnesses to speak to panel
  • Panel produce report for Steering Group with key findings and recommendations for Phase 2
  • Consultation and approval of report by Reference & Steering Groups


Review of RE in England: Scoping Report Print E-mail

The RE Council is initiating a review of religious education in England to run parallel to the government's review of the National Curriculum, as part of its strategic plan.

The REC appointed John and Linda Rudge to carry out a scoping exercise for such a review. This has set out the possible parameters for the review in terms of timing, coverage, management, consultation with the subject and wider community and so on.  The audience for the report was the REC Board and its Curriculum Assessment and Qualifications Committee.  These have now taken forward the review process based on many of the recommendations in the Scoping Report.

Download a copy of the Scoping Report here.


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