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Faith school segregating pupils and staff by sex, Ofsted finds

Treatment of pupils differs by sex at school where girls help look after young pupils while boys play sport. Read More »

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Success! Church takeover of secular school aborted

Announcement follows lobbying from NSS, parents, teachers and union. Read More »

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Hundreds of NI schools hosting evangelists every year, parents warn

Parents' group says religious speakers making over 11,500 school visits each year but less than half of schools actively tell parents. Read More »

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NSS signs statement opposing religious ‘courts’

Over 50 groups and individuals sign statement calling for "one law for all". Read More »

NSS welcomes support for schools facing religious intimidation

NSS welcomes support for schools facing religious intimidation

Schools and teachers facing blasphemy accusations must be better protected, report recommends. Read More »

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Majority in Scotland have no religion, Census finds

"Watershed moment" as 51.1% of Scots said they have no religion in the 2022 census. Read More »

Stop faith school amalgamation, school staff tell council

Stop faith school amalgamation, school staff tell council

Letter from Charlotte Sharman staff says there is "overwhelming parental consensus" against the proposed faith school. Read More »

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Expert on abuse law: mandatory reporting proposals “lack teeth”

Religious groups which covered up child sexual abuse "unlikely to be troubled" by proposed law Read More »

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Charity compares women who don’t wear hijab to ‘unwrapped sweets’

One True Message Foundation compares women who do not wear hijab to 'unwrapped sweets' that have been 'treaded on' Read More »

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Most school leaders disagree with law on worship, poll finds

NSS-commissioned poll finds 70% of senior school leaders disagree with law requiring daily acts of broadly Christian collective worship. Read More »

NSS asks minister to correct statements on faith school cap

NSS asks minister to correct statements on faith school cap

Minister's claim that plans to remove limits on faith-based admissions won't affect existing schools is inaccurate, NSS says. Read More »

Revealed: Schools seeking opt-outs from obligated Christian worship

Revealed: Schools seeking opt-outs from obligated Christian worship

Mandatory Christianity in worship is being replaced by mindfulness and environmental awareness at a growing number of schools. Read More »

Exclusively Christian RE not a breach of human rights, court rules

Exclusively Christian RE not a breach of human rights, court rules

Court confirms RE curriculum not objective, critical, or pluralistic, but says no breach of rights. Read More »

NSS “appalled” at plans for more discriminatory faith schools

NSS “appalled” at plans for more discriminatory faith schools

Government presses ahead with plan to abolish 50% cap on faith-based admissions at free schools despite widespread opposition. Read More »

MPs debate reforming assisted dying laws amid religious opposition

MPs debate reforming assisted dying laws amid religious opposition

MP asks why "people be denied a choice" because of the "religious convictions of others" Read More »

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NSS: Government putting up “barriers” to non-stun slaughter labels

"Fairer food labelling" consultation criticised for not considering slaughter and only covering limited species. Read More »

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NSS welcomes Welsh plan for register of children missing education

Plans offer protection for children at risk of being sent to unregistered faith schools, NSS says. Read More »

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NSS: Report reveals ‘inherent danger’ of Islamophobia definition

Creeping restriction of free expression illustrated in report's account of increasingly spurious accusations of 'Islamophobia'. Read More »

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NI assembly votes in favour of inclusive, evidence-based RSE

MLAs speak of "twisted" RSE teaching that thoughts of sex are "sinful" and same-sex relationships "laughed at". Read More »

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Bill to remove Isle of Man bishop’s vote progresses

House of Keys votes in favour of removing CofE bishop's voting powers 14-10. Read More »

Faith school takeover proceeds despite overwhelming opposition

Faith school takeover proceeds despite overwhelming opposition

NSS: Governors 'concealing' strength of feeling against Church of England ethos. Read More »

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NSS: Ofsted research shows RE is “a hopeless case”

Ofsted says subject "continues to wilt", with some schools teaching "little discernible RE". Read More »

NSS announces major conference on protecting liberal values

NSS announces major conference on protecting liberal values

Kenan Malik, Joan Smith and more speaking at NSS Secularism 2024 conference in London. Read More »

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School’s decision to restrict prayer rituals lawful, court finds

Disadvantage to Muslim pupils outweighed by need to promote interests of whole school community, judge says. Read More »

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Islamic charity stokes fear of ’black magic’ and promotes exorcism

Islamic charity in Birmingham warns of "the sinister repercussions of magic" and the "snares of sorcerers" Read More »

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