Meet the team

The REQM team believe that religious education has a unique contribution to make to young people’s development.

Project Manager

Linda Rudge

Linda Rudge is a freelance education expert specializing in RE.  Before becoming project manager for the REQM, she led the partnership development of the Learn, Teach, Lead RE programme across several local authorities.

Linda is a qualified teacher, formerly a Section 48 (SIAMS) inspector, and she spent twenty years in higher education engaged in research and in initial and continuing teacher education. Linda is convinced that confident and valued teachers are the key to successful RE in any school, and that the REQM has a very important contribution to make to the subject’s success. 

Linda has been a member of several Standing Advisory Councils for RE, and is now the Chair of the National Association of SACREs (elected in 2020).


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Administrative Assistant

Joshua O’Loughlin

Joshua O’Loughlin is the Communications and Executive Assistant working for the Religious Education Council. He also oversees the administration of the RE Quality Mark. He is a graduate of the Institute of Education and has a strong passion for Religious Education.

He benefited from having a dedicated RE teacher in his own school who piqued his interest in religion, ethics and philosophy. Experiencing the way that RE can stretch the mind spurred him on to continue studying and helped lead him to a career with the REC.

Please don’t hesitate to drop him an email or pick up the phone if you have any questions about REQM! 

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