Rt Hon Charles Clarke attends a Theos roundtable discussion on the future of Religious Education.
Theos Think Tank hosted a number of roundtable discussions on the future of RE in its Westminster offices in the summer and autumn of 2017. Each session brought together leading figures within the RE community and civil servants to discuss the challenges facing the subject, the reforms needed and how to build consensus between different stakeholders in order to move the subject forwards.
Charles Clarke attended the session on 15th November, which discussed:
•National and local structures for RE (including what is to be gained from a national minimum entitlement for RE; should it be statutory or non-statutory; are there downsides to it and how could these be mitigated against; should RE syllabuses continue to be determined locally; what are the positions of key stakeholders on this; how can consensus on this be achieved).
•The future of SACREs (including what could the roles of SACREs be in a system of national structures; what could the roles of SACREs be if the overall structures for RE are not changed; how could SACREs be better resourced).