CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 06:00 am
The Welsh government appears to see Catholic schools as a "problem," a Church education adviser said Monday as officials press ahead with plans for a radical shake-up of religious education.
Angela Keller, Wales Adviser of the Catholic Education Service (CES), made the comment in an Oct. 19 press statement after giving evidence against the changes to a Welsh parliamentary committee.
She said: "It's hurtful that the Welsh government appears to see Catholic schools as the problem because we teach Catholic RE. The Welsh government needs to start trusting Catholic schools and the professionals who work extremely hard in them."
The authorities are moving forward with plans to rename Religious Education as "Religion, Values and Ethics" in a new curriculum, despite widespread opposition.