Tags: Faith Schools
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:25
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has criticised Ireland in its periodic review, urging the country to protect the rights of non-religious and non-Christian children and families.
Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:27
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that a 'discriminatory' school bus policy, which gives Catholic pupils free travel but makes non-Catholics pay, is to be reviewed by Flintshire Council.
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:07
The NSS has warned that Government plans to stop secularist campaign groups from challenging the admissions processes of faith schools will enable faith schools to break the admissions code with impunity.
Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:28
A charity and support group for former Ultra-Orthodox Jews has warned the Government that corporal punishment is widely used in unregistered Orthodox schools.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:58
A school which threatened a 'ban' on mothers driving their children to school has been criticised by Ofsted for failing to sufficiently promote "pupils' safety and well-being."
Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:30
Ofsted is preparing prosecution cases against the founders of unregulated religious schools after warning the Government of a "serious and growing threat" to children's safety.
Female governor made to sit “out of sight” of men during school governors’ meetings at Islamic school
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:27
Ofsted has released a damning advice note on the Bridge Schools Inspectorate, revealing shocking failures by independent Muslim and Christian schools.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:10
The National Secular Society has written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan objecting to plans to close down a non-religiously designated academy – leaving pupils with no option other than to attend a faith school.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:08
Parents on the Isle of Wight face being forced to accept places at religious schools for their children after plans were announced to close the only non-denominational primary school in the area.
Orthodox Jewish state school bans TV and the internet from pupils’ homes and tells parents to dress ‘modestly’
Posted: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:05
An Orthodox Jewish faith school instructs pupils' parents not to wear bright clothing, to cover their elbows and knees, and to "refrain from following trends which contradict the spirit of modesty."
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:14
Highfield Humanities College, the last secondary school in Blackpool under local authority control, is to be taken over by the Tauheedul Education Trust (TET).
Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:20
An independent Muslim girls' school with a "strong emphasis" on Islamic studies has been downgraded to "inadequate" by Ofsted.
Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:07
The National Secular Society has written to the Department for Education and Ofsted calling for a fresh inspection of an Islamic school where pupils are reportedly banned from socialising with "outsiders".
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45
Despite criticising "segregated" education, Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the continuation of faith schools in a speech on counter extremism.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:06
The Government has approved plans for a new Sikh ethos free school in Derby, despite the fact that the City Council has repeatedly stated that there is no need for new primary places.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16
New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:43
Research by the think tank Demos has warned that British schools are "highly segregated" and that "some faith schools effectively exclude other ethnic groups."
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:46
Cambridgeshire councillors have lambasted "segregation" caused by faith schools and recommended against building new schools with faith-based admissions.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:24
The National Secular Society has warned that faith schools are becoming increasingly divisive and inimical to the realisation of children's rights in a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Academy teaches “abstinence” as contraception and sex education in line with the “Maker’s Instructions”
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:21
A parent has raised serious concerns with the National Secular Society over the strongly religious nature of sex and relationships education at their child's school.