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Education Bill: Teacher discrimination challenged in House of Lords

Education Bill: Teacher discrimination challenged in House of Lords

Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:05

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.

Education Bill: Peers oppose proposals to make worship optional in schools

Education Bill: Peers oppose proposals to make worship optional in schools

Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:59

Peers in the House of Lords this week rejected moves to make collective worship in schools optional, rather than compulsory. The amendments were moved by NSS Honorary Associate Lord Avebury during the Report Stage of the Education Bill.

Proposals to make worship optional in schools rejected by Peers

Proposals to make worship optional in schools rejected by Peers

Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:41

Peers in the House of Lords have rejected moves to make collective worship in schools optional, rather than compulsory. The amendments, tabled by NSS Honorary Associate Lord Avebury, would have given community schools the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not to hold acts of religious worship.

Meeting with Education Minister on Collective Worship and Employment

Meeting with Education Minister on Collective Worship and Employment

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:35

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.