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RE needs “strategic, urgent intervention”, says independent report

RE needs “strategic, urgent intervention”, says independent report

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Religious education in England faces "a perilous future" unless it is subject to "strategic, urgent intervention", according to a report.

Schools sidelining RE, survey finds

Schools sidelining RE, survey finds

Posted: Sun, 17 Sep 2017

The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after research showed that many English schools are not offering the subject.

Inclusion of trans pupils violates religious rights, claim parents

Inclusion of trans pupils violates religious rights, claim parents

Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017

Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform.

How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system

How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017

A humanist teacher who objected to a statue of the virgin Mary being displayed at a state-funded school with a "religious ethos" in Ireland has lost a claim of discrimination at a Workplace Relations Commission hearing.

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools.

Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception

Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception

Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017

More than 50 faith leaders have warned that schools' ability to teach relationships and sex education (RSE) through a faith ethos could undermine its accuracy and inclusivity.

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017

The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE.