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Schools breaking law by not teaching religious studies, poll finds

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/06/2011

Jessica Shepherd

"A quarter of state secondary schools in England are breaking the law by not teaching religious studies to teenagers, a poll has found.

"Under the law, state schools must teach the subject to under-16s, regardless of whether they are studying religion for a GCSE. The law does not specify for how long the subject should be taught.

"The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (Natre) warn that the schools are starting to "kill off" the subject.

"A quarter of 1,517 state RE teachers polled by the association said their schools were neglecting to fulfil their statutory duty to teach the subject. This rose to 31% among grammar school teachers."

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"Schools breaking law by not teaching religious studies, poll finds", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 17/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/schools-breaking-law-by-not-teaching-religious-studies-poll-finds