Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07
Hackney has launched a consultation into the safety of pupils and the quality of education in unregistered schools following scrutiny from the NSS and critical media reports.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:59
Plans for a new 'super school' in Bala to have a religious designation have been shelved following widespread opposition to the proposal.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:08
Every pupil should have the same basic entitlement to non-partisan education about religion and belief, the National Secular Society has said in a submission to the Commission on Religious Education.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00
Actor Liam Neeson has released a video message calling for more integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:38
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has said it is disappointed after the Senate narrowly voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:43
Pupils from Muslim backgrounds outnumber those from Christian families in more than 30 Church of England faith schools, according to a report in the Times.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:31
The NSS has warned Powys Council that significant numbers of non-religious parents and young people will be disadvantaged under plans to replace existing schools with a faith school.
Church appointee tells education committee learning about “LGBT lifestyles” leaves children “disturbed”
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:09
A clergyman has used his privileged position on Highland Council education committee to attack "overt" LGBT people.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:33
Shaista Gohir of the Muslim Women's Network has criticised Muslim parents who make their young daughters wear hijabs.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:03
The NSS has called for more efforts to integrate education, promote citizenship education and reduce discrimination against pupils and teachers in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:51
Labour MP Stella Creasy has written in Conservative Home appealing for cross-party support to make sex and relationships education (SRE) mandatory in all schools, including faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00
Two community schools in Kent are to be folded into an academy trust under Church control, in the latest Church takeover of community schools, a trend warned of by the National Secular Society last year.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:43
Hundreds of people have protested against a new school in Bala having a Church in Wales ethos, and a local councillor has called on the Church to back away from the project.
Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:57
The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has set out plans to tackle the religious discrimination endemic in the Irish education system, hitting out at the unfairness of a baptism requirement for school places.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:57
Religious leaders are set to steamroll faith schools into massive academy chains, centralising church control over the state-funded schools.
Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:21
The National Secular Society has highlighted failures in the governance of Scottish schools, identifying a string of incidents where pupils have been exposed in schools to extreme religious views.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:22
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on religious observance, following a court case last year and a poll from The Times which found a majority in favour of change.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:33
Nine faith schools which teach the fundamentalist Accelerated Christian Education curriculum have been downgraded, following Ofsted inspections ordered by the Department for Education.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:17
Ofsted inspectors have downgraded an independent Islamic school in Tower Hamlets after finding "grimy" facilities, "inappropriate" books and a camera placed in the school toilets.
Posted: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:16
The NSS has responded to the Government's consultation on plans to remove the faith based free-school admission cap and criticised alternative measures to promote integration as "ineffective and tokenistic".