Hi guys I signed the petition on one of the recent posts here, late last night, when I was really tired and dying to get to bed. I thought it would be my last act of a long evening. But I found the website where you sign the petition emailed me back to ask if I would forward a message to my friends asking them also to sign. This inspired me to write an open letter to friends and family telling them a bit about the situation and asking them not just to sign the petition but also to contact Michael Gove and their MP about this matter. Some of my contacts are bigshots in the field of RE and have sent papers and reports which relate to the situation in their replies, so i have started a new folder in My Resources to share these. If you have good info on this or wish to share something you think or have written on the subject, then do contact me and I will include this too. I will also attach a copy of the letter I sent. It is just from the heart, saying why I think RE is so important. I would appreciate your comments on this. I am preparing a more 'Scholarly' article for which I have downloaded all the letters etc from this site to read through. I hope to include all the important points you have made on the subject - but it is slow work - over 80 pages - and I have other deadlines to meet. Do any of you know anything about the forthcoming review of the English Bacc, who will be doing it, when and where it will be held? Perhaps we can organise something on the day. I really believe that this is a cause we must fight together and that if we do - not just RE teachers but all people who share our concerns - then like with the Forests, the government will recognise that they are wrong in this and they will change their policy.