This was sent to me by the area RE PGCE coordinator. Any thoughts? 'Dear RE Teachers We need to begin campaigning now for the inclusion of Religious Education/Studies in the proposed English Baccalaureate humanities subject list. RE is omitted while history and geography are included. This means any good work done in RE will not be reflected in the league tables and Heads will be under pressure to focus on those subjects which are. We need to actively engage with this issue now. It is felt that Headteachers are much more likely to be heard by local MPs and the Education Secretaries than anyone else so you could consider drafting a letter for your headteacher which emphasizes the importance of RE in terms of what it does for community cohesion, interfaith understanding, and exploring the heritage values of the country - tolerance, respect, etc. I would suggest sending it to your local MP (http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/) and Mr Gove as well. The lack of reference to spiritual and moral education and religious education in these plans, the white paper and other Government statements mus be treated as a red light alarm. We need to maximise our networks now so forward this message to RE teachers you know are not on the google groups email list. encourage others to contact me to be put on this list. If you know of other RE lists then forward it to those and let me know about them. I fear that unless we make a big response now we will be in a significantly weakened position and there is a real chance the growth of the subject in last decade will subside.'