Important new data was released by the Evangelical Alliance this week, following a poll by ComRes to test public opinion concerning the role of parents in Relationships and Sex Education. Primary legislation passed in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 stated that parents would not have any right to remove their children from Relationships … Continue reading PARENTS NOT POLITICIANS
Earlier this year, I asked if we should still be teaching RE. During the course of this year, RE Commissioners have collected evidence and points of view about Religious Education from a wide range of contexts. After visiting many schools and sifting through mountains of written and oral evidence, the Commissioners recently published their interim … Continue reading HOW SHOULD WE BE TEACHING RE?
RE has hit the headlines again this week, with Derek Holloway, the Church of England’s lead RE officer, stating that parents should be banned from removing their children from RE lessons. A number of reasons are given, which contain some very broad, and false, assumptions. Parts of the reasoning are, frankly, sinister. There are oblique references to … Continue reading BANNING PARENTS FROM RE OPTOUT