Catholic RE certificate “disproportionately affects” women NI teachers

Catholic RE certificate "disproportionately affects" women NI teachersA Religious Education (RE) certificate needed to get a job in Catholic schools “disproportionately affects” the job prospects of women teachers.

This is partly because the vast majority of primary school teachers in Northern Ireland are women.

That is one of the findings of new research from the Unesco Education Centre at Ulster University (UU).

The certificate is necessary to be permanently employed as a teacher in a Catholic nursery or primary school.