Tags: faith schools
Posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:59
The National Secular Society has welcomed reports that Ofsted inspectors are to be sent to schools amid concerns that children are being radicalised and exposed to extremist ideologies.
Posted: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:09
Non-religious and Christian parents who have been allocated places for their children at a Sikh free school have argued that their right to educate their children according to their beliefs is being infringed.
Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:30
Faith schools will no longer be allowed to redact questions about evolution and reproduction from science exam papers on grounds of religious sensitivity, and any attempt to do so will be treated as "malpractice" the exam regulator has said.
Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:31
The education watchdog Ofsted will pay a further monitoring visit to the controversial Al-Madinah Muslim School in Derby. Inspectors want to find out if there have been any improvements since the school hit the headlines last October over accusations of extremism and mismanagement.
Derbyshire County Council scraps “faith school transport”; Bradford and Northumberland to follow soon?
Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:29
Councillors at Derbyshire County Council have approved a proposal to cut free transport for pupils travelling to religious schools.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:36
The Church of England is bidding to run the first primary school which will be built on a major new housing development in Kettering.
Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:35
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of neglecting the best interests of children after it refused to intervene following the revelations that some faith schools have been blacking out questions on exam papers, depriving pupils of the ability to score the maximum marks.
Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35
Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, three Muslim state schools have been told not to discriminate against job applicants on the basis of gender.
Posted: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:19
The National Secular Society has discovered that exam boards, the exam regulator and the government have been colluding with faith schools to shield pupils from key scientific concepts.
Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:34
The National Secular Society has warned that the proliferation of religious schools could be opening the door to gender discrimination in the employment of teachers.
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:27
Young people in multi-faith areas favour multi-faith over single-faith schools. They also value religious education but want to see changes in its content and delivery.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:35
Cornwall County Council is under fire for considering the removal of subsidies for transport of pupils to religious schools.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:42
Britain's only state-funded Hindu school, located in Harrow Middlesex, is planning a large-scale expansion which will make it one of the largest "faith schools" in the country.
Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:56
Plans to convert a Suffolk community school to a Church of England voluntary aided school have been blocked by Suffolk County Council after a consultation process failed to demonstrate sufficient demand for a school with a religious character.
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:07
The Irish-based educational charity Educate Together has announced it is to set up an Academy Trust to run a new primary school to be opened in Bristol in September 2014.
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55
The National Secular Society is assisting local parents to block a proposal to convert a Suffolk community school to a Church of England school.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:16
New research published by the Fair Admissions Campaign has highlighted the extent to which faith-based admissions policies create socio-economic segregation.
Report says governors at “chaotic” Muslim free school have been told to resign or school will be closed
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:26
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that the governors at the Al-Madinah Muslim free school have been told to step down and let another sponsor take over or the school will be closed.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:55
The Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be told this week that it must replace its board of governors or have its state funding removed.
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:59
Despite the fact that Wales is being particularly badly affected by the current economic downturn, churches in the country are demanding that subsidies for transport of children to faith schools remain untouched.