Tags: Faith Schools
Durham Free School criticised for emphasis on religion when recruiting staff – teachers branded “crap” by MP
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:06
Durham Free School has been strongly criticised for its emphasis on the religious credentials of staff and the poor quality of teachers.
Posted: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:12
The NSS has welcomed a ruling from the BBC Trust, upholding a complaint over how the BBC framed a story about the allocation of places at a Sikh faith school as a 'race issue.'
Posted: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:50
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has instructed two Jewish faith schools to revise their admissions policies, with one of the schools found to have a policy which amounted to "discrimination on the basis of race."
Posted: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:07
Leeds City Council has been ordered to hand over a former primary school site worth almost £1 million to an enable an undersubscribed Sikh free school to relocate.
Posted: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:59
The Minister for Schools has written to an Orthodox Jewish school, after the NSS raised concerns that the school was advising pupils to not answer exam questions on evolution and human reproduction.
Posted: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:25
The Department for Education has published new guidance for schools on the promotion of "fundamental British values".
Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:15
A series of Ofsted investigations have exposed serious failings in six Islamic schools. The head of Ofsted, has warned the Education Secretary that pupils "may be vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation."
Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:05
The Church of England has complained that the promotion of fundamental values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance in schools could undermine Christian teaching.
NSS alert Ofsted after Jewish faith school tells pupils not to answer exam questions that conflict with school’s religious ethos
Posted: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:56
The National Secular Society has called on Ofsted and the DfE to ensure that all schools teach the National Curriculum in full after the head of a publicly funded Jewish faith school admitted to advising students not to answer exam questions which conflict with the school's strict Orthodox religious beliefs.
National Secular Society welcomes call for faith schools to face Ofsted inspections of their religious teaching
Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:00
The National Secular Society has welcomed calls from Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt for religious teaching in faith schools to be inspected by Ofsted.
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:03
The European Commission has announced it will take no further action after investigating complaints, submitted by the National Secular Society, regarding UK state funded 'faith schools' legislation and European employment laws.
Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:36
Ofsted has denied claims that it acted inappropriately after an association of Orthodox schools accused it of leaving young girls "traumatised" following a school inspection.
Posted: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:58
Liberal Democrats have voted in support of a motion to abolish compulsory worship in schools and to end religious discrimination against teachers in faith schools.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:17
Parents in Flintshire have complained of religious discrimination after it emerged that non-Catholics wouldn't be permitted to use a bus provided by the local authority to a Catholic faith school.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13
Non-religious parents in St Albans have been told by the local authority that the only state education they can offer their children is at a faith school.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51
A Christian lobby group is threatening the Government with a judicial review over its plans to introduce new standards for independent schools aimed at reinforcing equality and fundamental values.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:10
The National Secular Society has backed Government plans to tackle religious extremism in schools by reinforcing principles of equality and fundamental values – but has argued that proposed new standards don't go far enough.
Claim that children's religious freedoms breached by scrapping of free transport to faith schools rejected by secularists
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:53
A Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales has claimed that not providing free transport to faith schools breaches a child's right to manifest a religion.
Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:42
A Turkish Cypriot parent from London has branded the offer of a Greek orthodox faith based free school to her son as "wholly unacceptable" and an "insult".
Posted: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:02
Eleven children whose parents refused places at a Hindu faith school in the London borough of Redbridge have been left with no school place for September.