Give us a chance to design future

5th March 2004 at 00:00
It is appropriate that the proposed national framework for religious education should identify a broad field of study. Current good practice embraces diversity and recognises non-religious philosophies of life: it must do so in order to be relevant to pupils' own concerns and interests.

Christianity will continue to be the main religion studied in classrooms; other major religions should continue to be taught in as much depth as possible Good RE encourages respect for the beliefs that are a powerful force in people's lives. A national framework that enhances its effectiveness will be welcome. Developing such a document demands care and it is regrettable that it should be scrutinised before it is fully shaped.

Julie Grove

Chair of the Association of RE Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants

PO Box 20, Council House

Solihull, West Midlands

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