Faith that RE will stand on its own;Letter
RE is in the core curriculum; its status and the responsibility to meet statutory requirements remain unchanged.
While we agree that Biblical material, skilfully used and properly contextualised, certainly enriches pupils' literacy development and may, in the appropriate circumstances, be a resource for the literacy hour, it is incorrect to state that such practice should protect RE's place in the primary curriculum. Neither the use of the Bible (or any other sacred writing) nor RE itself need to be justified in such terms.
Julie Grove, AREIAC, 53 Cromwell Road, London SW7.