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RE is not compulsory in my school - what can I do?

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by louise28k, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. louise28k

    louise28k New commenter

    Title says it all really; I have just joined a new school where the compulsory element of RE is not met. I teach humanities (integrated to ks3 and nothing to ks4) but RE is only offered as an option at ks4 only and about 12 kids take that up.
    I am new to the school and clearly don't want to rock the boat as a newcomer (or make my life difficult!) but it makes me really angry that schools choose to ignore the fact that RE is compulsory.
    Who can I talk to about this? should it be something I speak to the head or SLT about? should I go to SACRE? or is it a case of waiting for Ofsted to turn up and hopefully pick up on this?

    Thanks,
    Lou x
     
  2. louise28k

    louise28k New commenter

    Title says it all really; I have just joined a new school where the compulsory element of RE is not met. I teach humanities (integrated to ks3 and nothing to ks4) but RE is only offered as an option at ks4 only and about 12 kids take that up.
    I am new to the school and clearly don't want to rock the boat as a newcomer (or make my life difficult!) but it makes me really angry that schools choose to ignore the fact that RE is compulsory.
    Who can I talk to about this? should it be something I speak to the head or SLT about? should I go to SACRE? or is it a case of waiting for Ofsted to turn up and hopefully pick up on this?

    Thanks,
    Lou x
     

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