As Children’s Commissioner for England, I dedicate my time to listening to children and making sure their voices are heard by policymakers across Government. That’s why I was really excited to take part in this podcast, as a previous RE teacher and headteacher, first in Luton and then in Norwich. It was great to speak with Shammi, Race Equality Advisory, HFL Education, and an old pupil of mine about the benefits of Religious Education in terms of educating young people about other religions, cultures and views.
As a former RE teacher myself, I believe RE teachers have a crucial opportunity to teach children about the wider world and principals of fairness and equality. It was great to talk about how different faiths can teach us different things, for example treating others as we would like to be treated ourselves; having compassion for others; and celebrating the beauty of life in our environment.