No faith is shown in religious education

As many focus on the national curriculum changes, spare a thought for religious education (RE), which is not included in such important considerations. While it was great to hear a recent admission by education secretary for England Michael Gove that RE has suffered during his tenure and that he has not done enough to help the subject, it is concerning to note that he believes a solution to be an increase in discriminatory faith schools. What is needed instead is more specialists trained to be able to enhance this academic, culturally rich and religiously diverse subject in institutions that are open to, and tolerant of, a variety of world views.

Richard Cooper, Head of religious studies, Bournemouth School.

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