Tags: faith schools
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:55
A new report, Understanding school segregation in England, has set out the extent of ethnic and religious division in England's schools.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:36
The Department for Education is to investigate faith schools implicated in the ostracisation of children of transgender parents highlighted by a recent family court ruling.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:06
A study by academics at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Missouri has found a strong "negative correlation" between time spent on religion in schools, and maths and science achievement.
Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:53
The LibDems have backed a series of reforms to the role of religion in the UK education system, in a motion approved at the Party's Spring Conference.
Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:41
A fundamentalist group which provides support to Accelerated Christian Education schools in the UK is hosting a discussion on the "dangers" of government efforts to tackle homophobic bullying.
Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:14
Tommy Sheppard MP has called for Scotland to move towards a secular education system and expressed his hope that secularist campaigners can "chip away" at religion's role in state schools.
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:33
The passage of an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill means that Relationships and Sex Education will become mandatory in all schools in England.
Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:15
The National Secular Society has welcomed moves to make sex and relationship education statutory, but urged the Government to rethink de facto exemptions for faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:16
The Sunday Times has reported on allegations of two new cases of attempts to foist a strict Islamic ethos on non-religious state schools.
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07
Hackney has launched a consultation into the safety of pupils and the quality of education in unregistered schools following scrutiny from the NSS and critical media reports.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:59
Plans for a new 'super school' in Bala to have a religious designation have been shelved following widespread opposition to the proposal.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00
Actor Liam Neeson has released a video message calling for more integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:31
The NSS has warned Powys Council that significant numbers of non-religious parents and young people will be disadvantaged under plans to replace existing schools with a faith school.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:33
Shaista Gohir of the Muslim Women's Network has criticised Muslim parents who make their young daughters wear hijabs.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:03
The NSS has called for more efforts to integrate education, promote citizenship education and reduce discrimination against pupils and teachers in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00
Two community schools in Kent are to be folded into an academy trust under Church control, in the latest Church takeover of community schools, a trend warned of by the National Secular Society last year.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:43
Hundreds of people have protested against a new school in Bala having a Church in Wales ethos, and a local councillor has called on the Church to back away from the project.
Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:57
The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has set out plans to tackle the religious discrimination endemic in the Irish education system, hitting out at the unfairness of a baptism requirement for school places.
Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:21
The National Secular Society has highlighted failures in the governance of Scottish schools, identifying a string of incidents where pupils have been exposed in schools to extreme religious views.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:07
The NSS has criticised the Government for refusing to accept a recommendation from the EHRC to review the law which permits faith schools to discriminate against teachers on religious grounds.