There are virtually no RE vacancies in my county- none so far this year, and I've been applying for permanent jobs further afield since having temporary contracts for the last two years, but would really like to stay in this area and a job came up in what is generally acknowledged to be a really lovely school, which happens to be a Catholic school. I'm not a Christian, and believe it is very important to encourage my classes to be open-minded and understanding of all faiths, because of this I have not applied to any faith schools since completing my PGCE but there are very few jobs out there. The school say in their advert "For this position, all things being equal, a Roman Catholic would be preferred but people of other Christian denominations who would enjoy working in a church school where all students have 10% of their curriculum as RE are welcome to apply." Is this religious discrimination? Is it worth my applying for the post if they could ignore my application on the basis of my religion or are RE teaching posts exempt from religious discrimination laws like PE jobs are from sex discrimination laws?