Posted: Thu, 20 Mar 2014
A parliamentary group has published a report saying that Religious Education in schools can help counter extremism and build better community relations.
Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of neglecting the best interests of children after it refused to intervene following the revelations that some faith schools have been blacking out questions on exam papers, depriving pupils of the ability to score the maximum marks.
Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.