Hi all, My head of department took the advice and emailed Mchael Gove. Back at school today we received a reply saying that RE is not in the E Bacc as it is and remains a compulsory subject in secondary schools. Their aim was to create a wider scope of pupils choosing 'more academic' GCSE subjects and a greater uptake of Geography and History. However, this makes little sense in our school, as Humanities is one of the top performing faculties. We have a 50% take up rate of Geog and/ or History, really good or excellent RE results and also successfully teach GCSE Humanities. However, someone in a government office somewhere made the decision that only two of these subjects count as 'a humanity.' Therefore, our SLMT made the decision to re-shuffle a large section of Year 10 to offer them more options. I am pleased to see that RE does not seem to be at risk; however, I consider PSHE and Citizenship (my other specialisms) to be really important to a child's development, and they do seem to be at risk now. My other concern is that the widely differing faith stances and syllabus choices in RE has put the govt administrators off picking it as an E Bacc subject (or that they would be accused of meddling in the non-NC subject etc) - what do other people think about this?