Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35
Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, three Muslim state schools have been told not to discriminate against job applicants on the basis of gender.
Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:09
The Sunday Times this week reported an alleged plot by Islamist fundamentalists in Birmingham to take over state schools and use them as centres of "Islamic education."
Posted: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:19
The National Secular Society has discovered that exam boards, the exam regulator and the government have been colluding with faith schools to shield pupils from key scientific concepts.
Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:34
The National Secular Society has warned that the proliferation of religious schools could be opening the door to gender discrimination in the employment of teachers.
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:27
Young people in multi-faith areas favour multi-faith over single-faith schools. They also value religious education but want to see changes in its content and delivery.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:40
Edinburgh Secular Society (ESS) has presented its case for the removal of unelected religious representatives on local authority education committees to the Scottish Government's Petitions Committee.
Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:56
Plans to convert a Suffolk community school to a Church of England voluntary aided school have been blocked by Suffolk County Council after a consultation process failed to demonstrate sufficient demand for a school with a religious character.
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:07
The Irish-based educational charity Educate Together has announced it is to set up an Academy Trust to run a new primary school to be opened in Bristol in September 2014.
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55
The National Secular Society is assisting local parents to block a proposal to convert a Suffolk community school to a Church of England school.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:16
New research published by the Fair Admissions Campaign has highlighted the extent to which faith-based admissions policies create socio-economic segregation.
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:18
A third of community schools and over a third of academies without a religious character are failing to meet their legal or contractual agreements to provide religious education.
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:25
The board of governors of a community school in Sheffield has voted to strengthen its existing policy on religious visitors following concerns about the agenda of external visitors to the school.
Head teacher apologises after ordering pupils to attend Islam awareness trip or face punishment for 'racism'
Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:37
A head teacher has been forced to apologise to parents after threatening to punish children for racism if they missed a religious awareness workshop.
Report says governors at “chaotic” Muslim free school have been told to resign or school will be closed
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:26
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that the governors at the Al-Madinah Muslim free school have been told to step down and let another sponsor take over or the school will be closed.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:55
The Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be told this week that it must replace its board of governors or have its state funding removed.
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:05
A Scottish man has been awarded £1000 in compensation from his local authority after he complained about the approach to religion in his son's primary school.
Posted: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:42
The Church Times has reported this week that there is to be a large-scale expansion of Church of England schools across the country to accommodate the rising demand for school places.
Bill submitted to Scottish Parliament that would abolish religious representatives on education committees
Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:39
An independent Member of the Scottish Parliament, John Finnie, has given his support to a campaign to remove the legal right of religious groups to vote on education matters on local council committees.
Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:44
The Government has ruled out national guidance on external visitors to schools, following concerns from the National Secular Society that many schools were being used by religious groups as a base for evangelism.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:12
A new report published by the National Secular Society has revealed that publicly funded schools are being targeted and exploited by evangelical Christian groups as part of their missionary work.