Policy Pamphlet

15 June 2015

Policy pamphlet launch in the House of Lords

Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead launch a major new policy pamphlet in the House of Lords, entitled A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools.

Seven decades after the 1944 Education Act, the authors believe that the time is overdue for reform as the old settlement no longer works as well as it needs to for the benefit of schools, religion and society.

Drawing on the collaboration of Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead together at Lancaster University, and upon their respective expertise in politics and religion, this pamphlet makes a series of recommendations for legislative reform across the following three areas:

Act of Collective Worship

Content and formation of the legally required RE curriculum

Operation of faith schools

These recommendations are designed to inform a new settlement in the relationship between religion and schools which the authors believe is necessary to meet the challenges of a modern society.

The launch and pamphlet are covered widely in the media, including appearances on national broadcast radio.

You can download the pamphlet via the link below.