If teachers panic, it's likely to be because of scaremongering and decidedly unhelpful articles like this. Where is the list of useful links and reading lists to relieve their uncertainty about evolution/ Where is the discussion pointing out that only a few extreme Christians dismiss evolution and that prior to the recent rise of Iamism most islamic authorities were OK with evolution of animals and plants?
Still, I'm coming late to this discussion - I see the only TES comment, from Paul Braterman, has already shot it down in flames.
perhaps more devastating still is Dr Billingsley's position as Principle Investigator for the Faraday Society's CASAR project. I always thought Templeton far from impartial. now it's clear.https://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/Biography.php?ID=197
Incidentally, do people remember the Exeter CrISIS campaign we were involved in with Laura? i see that Dr Billingsley came out as at least pretty wishy-washy back then,http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/life/Creationism_In_Schools_Isnt_Science__Part_2/43749/p1/
Still, I mustn't be unfair: I should point out that Answers in Genesis considered her f=rar worse than wishy-washy as long ago as 2012!https://answersingenesis.org/theory-of-evolution/in-schools/government-funding-in-the-uk-means-an-evolutionary-education/