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NSS calls for investigation of Orthodox Jewish schools after driving ban on mothers

NSS calls for investigation of Orthodox Jewish schools after driving ban on mothers

Fri, 29 May 2015

The NSS has called on the DfE to investigate two independent Orthodox Jewish schools following demands that pupils be barred if dropped off by mothers after a driving 'driving ban' was imposed on women.

Creationism blocked in Scottish science classes

Creationism blocked in Scottish science classes

Thu, 28 May 2015

The Scottish education minister has stated that creationism should not be taught in science classes in publicly-funded Scottish schools.

Queen’s Speech: concerns over illiberal Government counter-terror plans

Queen’s Speech: concerns over illiberal Government counter-terror plans

Wed, 27 May 2015

The National Secular Society has expressed concern over new "anti-extremism" plans announced in the Conservative Government's first Queen's Speech.

Councillor called an “absolute disgrace” for asking that prayers not take place in official meetings

Councillor called an “absolute disgrace” for asking that prayers not take place in official meetings

Tue, 26 May 2015

A local councillor has been called an "absolute disgrace" by a Conservative councillor for suggesting that it was "inappropriate" to hold prayers in council meetings.