THERE is at this present time very urgent need to recruit more students to train as secondary school RE teachers. The College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham, has been allocated by the DES with the responsibility of recruiting a significant percentage of this total.
Could I, through your columns, make an urgent plea to any Christian young people or adults to consider seriously taking up a career as a teacher of RE in secondary schools.
Despite having nearly 200 students undertaking degrees and postgraduate courses in its Religious Studies Department the College of St Paul and St Mary still has a number of places available on its BEd (Hons) degree course for secondary RE for entry in October 1987.
Applications need five "0" levels (including Maths and English) and two "A" levels (it is not necessary to include Religious Education).
This College has a strong Christian community and a caring supportive atmosphere. Thank you for your help.
Dr N Scotland Cheltenham,