http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=18482 ..And anyone who heard the Today programme at around 7.05 this morning . Here's some of the report.... RE has been a core subject for all pupils since 1870, but this could soon end. Michael Gove’s rapidly implemented plans to shake up the educational system are set to shake out RE. This may not be deliberate but is the inevitable unintended consequence of government actions. Being left out of the 2010 EBacc is already having devastating consequences in schools. A survey by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) based on evidence from over half of all state maintained secondary schools in England reports: • A quarter of all academies and community schools are not providing statutory RE for 14 – 16 year olds. • This non-compliance is predicted to increase during 2011 – 12. • GCSE RE entries between 2010-11 and 2011-12 have dropped by more than a third in academies and community schools • In those schools where entry levels have dropped, over half attribute the drop to the impact of RE being excluded from My MP came into our school today he seemed genuinely impressed with the work we are doing in all the key stages...and said the typical parent response...wow not what it was like in my day etc....I know we are trying hard as professionals but I feel pretty flat about the future of this subject What more can we do?