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Irish Government’s advisory group recommends taking schools away from Catholic Church

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

The domination of Irish primary schools by the Catholic Church must end, says a Government advisory group in an interim report.

Wakefield, Middlesbrough & Hartlepool latest to scrap “faith school” transport subsidies

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

Local Councils in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and Hartlepool are consulting on scrapping discretionary free bus passes for children who choose to attend a religious school rather than the nearest school to their home. Wakefield anticipates it will have to save £67m over the next four years.

Prime Minister to send a Bible to every school

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

The Times Educational Supplement is reporting this morning that the Prime Minister is planning to send a King James Bible to every school in the country, complete with a foreword by Michael Gove, the Education Minister.

Catholic leaders panic as more councils cut “faith school” bus subsidies

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011

As local authorities around the country cut subsidised transport to religious schools, the Catholic establishment is increasingly panicking about the effect this will have on Catholic schools.

Catholic School with appalling abuse record determined to retain reporting loopholes

Catholic School with appalling abuse record determined to retain reporting loopholes

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011

Lord Carlile QC released his report on Wednesday into decades of abuse at St Benedict's independent RC School run by the adjacent Ealing (Benedictine) Abbey in west London.

Education Bill: Teacher discrimination challenged in House of Lords

Education Bill: Teacher discrimination challenged in House of Lords

Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2011

Peers in the House of Lords this week challenged the level of discrimination permitted in 'faith' schools against non-religious teachers and those not of the faith of the school. Baroness Turner of Camden tabled three amendments to the Education Bill which were worded in consultation with the NSS.

Pope orders inquiry into child sex abuse at West London school

Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011

The Vatican has ordered an inquiry into claims of decades of sexual abuse at a London abbey and school.

Self-regulation of madrassas would be a disaster for children

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011

On Tuesday, 18 October 2011, Radio 4's File on 4 broadcast an investigation into the physical and sexual abuse of children in madrassas (mosque schools), gathered from around 200 local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.

Meeting with Education Minister on Collective Worship and Employment

Meeting with Education Minister on Collective Worship and Employment

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011

Education Minister Lord Hill received a delegation on 12 October from NSS Honorary Associates Lord Avebury and Baroness Turner and NSS Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood. They discussed amendments both peers had tabled in the Education Bill.

More ‘faith schools’ on their way as Government announce latest wave of free schools

More ‘faith schools’ on their way as Government announce latest wave of free schools

Posted: Fri, 14 Oct 2011

The Government has announced that 55 new state funded free schools are to open from September 2012 onwards. The 55 Schools include eleven schools which will be religiously designated.

Agnostic teacher sacked from Catholic school in Glasgow

Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2011

A Scottish teacher is suing Glasgow City Council after she was forced out of her job at a Roman Catholic school because she defines herself as an agnostic.

Catholic Church to challenge religious school transport cuts

Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2011

The Catholic Education Service of England and Wales is taking legal advice over the scrapping by local authorities of free or subsidised transport for faith school pupils.

NSS meets with Education Department officials to discuss religious schools admissions

NSS meets with Education Department officials to discuss religious schools admissions

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2011

The NSS's Keith Porteous Wood and Stephen Evans met with senior officials from the Department of Education's admissions policy team this week to discuss concerns over religious schools ahead of the imminent publications of the new admissions code.

NSS supports new campaign against creationism in schools

Posted: Fri, 13 May 2011

The NSS has given its support to a new campaign aimed at challenging the increasing influence of creationist ideas in schools.