A new commission has been established to review the state of religious education in England and make recommendations for its future provision. The independent body has been set up by the Religious Education Council of England and Wales to:
consider the nature, purposes, and scope of religious education
identify the enabling factors that currently promote high quality RE, and the barriers that currently limit it
identify what changes are needed to ensure the highest quality provision of RE
ensure that recommendations focus on realistic and specific proposals aimed at both immediate and long-term implementation in the context of continuing educational reform
Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the NGA, has joined the team of 13 Commissioners from teaching, school leadership, academia, journalism and law.