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More trained RE staff needed

by Margaret Holness, Education Correspondent

MORE THAN one in four of all religious education (RE) lessons in English secondary schools are taught by staff with no qualifications in the subject, suggests an analysis by Professor John Howson of the latest Government survey on school staffing.

Although the position has improved since the previous survey in 2002, the figures show that only 49 per cent of those teaching RE have what the Department for Children, Schools and Families regards as “appropriate qualifications”: that is, ...

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