How the Department for Education has managed to snatch defeat
from the jaws of victory.


Last summer NATRE reported that the revised Ofsted framework triggered a significant review of the curriculum in most schools, 23% of schools reported an increase in provision for RE. After years of decline, almost certainly caused by changes in performance measures and the subject being left out of the English Baccalaureate, this was a very welcome piece of good news.

However, looking at the posts advertised in the Times Educational Supplement, on Friday 27 May, just under 100 RE posts appeared, continuing the pattern of a buoyant recruitment season this year. (see TeachVac graph below left which does not include Teach First or other school-led trainees in the pool).

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