Classroom

More schools suspend diversity teaching under Muslim pressure

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Four more primary schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching lessons about diversity amid complaints from mainly Muslim parents. Read More »

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. 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. 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. Read More »

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