Evening, The Head of Hums came and saw me today and dropped a bombshell and I really could do with some advice! The year 8 office have had an anonymous complaint about my RE teaching. We've done a unit on the environment & looking at different creation myths, we've look at ones from other cultures but also spent time on the Christian creation story. I approached it from the angle that it's a myth that explains the beliefs and students should look at the meaning, literal vs figuative language. I know i've made a very clear case of 'some Christians believe this....., others believe....'. Anyway, student has gone home to his/her Christian parents & they've phoned the school concerned that i'm teaching that Christianity is a myth. We've now moved on to a short SoW on religion & the media. We've looked at religion and how it's presented in the media and are currently watching Bruce Almighty, before they do an assessment (see, not just an end-of-term video!). The parents aren't happy as 'what's bruce alimighty got to do with religion anyway?'. And..... my teaching is too much about my own opinions.... Now, i'm only in my 2nd year of teaching, but i try really hard to present an unbiased view. I know a lot of the students latched onto that they are taught the creation story as fact at primary school and i worked hard to break the meaning down for them, to get them engaged with it in the liberal sense, maybe too much for these parents? I think the thing that's worrying me is that i'm an humanist, and while i don't tell my students, maybe my beliefs are coming through too much without me noticing? It makes me feel like i spend every lesson slagging of Christians & Christianity!! Is this par of the course as an RE teacher?!