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Draft guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) has removed...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

Rushdie gathering

Event to mark 30th anniversary of fatwa against Salman Rushdie

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019

An event to commemorate the women who defended the right to publish The Satanic Verses is to be held in London next Thursday. Read More »

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