Classroom

Birmingham school suspends diversity lessons despite Ofsted backing

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019

A school has suspended lessons about diversity amid objections from predominantly Muslim parents over references to LGBT people, despite backing for its curriculum from Ofsted inspectors.

Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, where almost all children are... Read More »

Philippe Barbarin

Senior French Catholic cardinal convicted of covering up abuse

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019

The most senior Catholic official in France, the archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin, has been convicted of covering up sexual abuse. Read More »

Swimming

Campaigners renew offer to fund Sunday swimming on Lewis

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019

A community group has renewed an offer to pay for Sunday openings of a leisure centre on the Isle of Lewis amid Sabbatarian opposition. Read More »

Classroom

Out-of-school settings code should be mandatory, NSS tells DfE

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019

The NSS has said a code of practice for out-of-school educational settings should be mandatory in response to a government consultation. Read More »

Cows

ECJ: non-stun slaughter breaches ‘highest welfare standards’

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Meat from animals slaughtered without pre-stunning cannot be labelled organic because of animal welfare concerns, an EU court has found. Read More »

Sex education

NSS welcomes updated guidance on relationships & sex education

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019

The government has resisted religious pressure to extend parents' right to withdraw their children from relationships and sex education (RSE) in a move welcomed by the National Secular Society.

Draft guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) has removed... Read More »

Amanda Spielman

Ofsted head defends relationships education amid religious pressure

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019

The chief inspector of England's schools has said all children should learn about same-sex couples amid increasingly loud religious campaigns against education about relationships and sex.

Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, told the BBC children should be... Read More »

Stop RSE

NSS: DfE must stand up to religious  bullying over sex education

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019

The National Secular Society has said the government should "not give ground" on relationships and sex education (RSE) in England's schools after highlighting the bigoted messages of religious anti-RSE campaigners.

An NSS investigation has exclusively revealed... Read More »

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