The Secretary of State; Michael Gove has today offered the possibility of some broadening of the subjects currently included in the English Baccalaureate. See http://bit.ly/dWpMY0 This is NATRE's Press Release on the matter - it is on the website www.natre.org.uk (in the news section). The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) welcomes the Secretary of State?s willingness to take on board constructive comments about the subjects that might count ?within the five pillars? of the English Baccalaureate. It has been widely reported that Headteachers, subject teachers, professional associations and parents support the inclusion of Religious Studies as making a valuable academic contribution to the Humanities field of study. NATRE welcomes the Secretary of State's desire to create a rigorous and worthwhile measure of success. This would make a real and positive difference to the decisions many schools are already making about what GCSE subjects to offer to students.