We promote teaching about humanism in schools as part of inclusive Religious Education and raise awareness of the contribution humanism can make to RE and the wider curriculum.
We support each other and other teachers to provide high-quality education about humanism.
We raise, and advise on, issues relating to religion and belief in schools and other education settings.
We provide a humanist voice in schools (e.g. as teacher governors), at education events, and to parents, and help to raise people’s awareness and understanding of humanism and the humanist perspective.
We support specific Humanists UK campaigns relevant to education (e.g. inclusive RE, inclusive assemblies, relationships and sex education).
What sorts of activities do Humanist Teachers get involved in?
Supporting and engaging in conversations about best practice in teaching and learning about humanism and what teachers need to deliver this
Sharing ideas, challenges, and successes with other members of the network
Reviewing and producing education resources on humanism
Encouraging the inclusion of references to, and resources on, humanism in the wider curriculum (e.g. PSHE, history, English, SMSC)
Promoting education resources on humanism (including the Understanding Humanism website) and disseminating best practice on teaching about humanism
Raising awareness of events such as World Humanist Day
Supporting the training and development of Humanists UK’s school speakers
Supporting, advising on, and promoting the need for teacher training about humanism
Supporting adult education about humanism
Running humanist lunchtime / afterschool clubs for students
Working to ensure the provision of inclusive assemblies in schools
Supporting the introduction and delivery of high-quality relationships and sex education
Promoting the support offered by Faith to Faithless in schools
Raising awareness of, and supporting, specific Humanists UK education campaigns
Humanist marriages are currently legally recognised in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not England and Wales. Elsewhere, couples having a humanist ceremony must also have a separate civil marriage. We work to change that.
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We think it’s vital that every young person learns about the different religions that are common in the UK today, as well as humanism.
We work to ensure that such education is critical, objective, and pluralistic. Find out more.