Tags: Education

Ireland lifts discriminatory ‘baptism barrier’ in school admissions

Ireland lifts discriminatory ‘baptism barrier’ in school admissions

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018

The Irish government has stopped primary schools from discriminating on religious grounds in admissions in almost all cases. Read More »

Tribunal dismisses homophobic Muslim teacher’s discrimination claim

Tribunal dismisses homophobic Muslim teacher’s discrimination claim

Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2018

A tribunal has dismissed a claim of religious discrimination from a deputy head teacher who was sacked for expressing homophobic views. Read More »

NSS welcomes Ofsted head’s opposition to faith-based exemptions

NSS welcomes Ofsted head’s opposition to faith-based exemptions

Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2018

The National Secular Society has welcomed the chief inspector of schools in England's expression of opposition to faith-based "carve-outs" in regulations for independent schools.

In an interview this week with the JC, Amanda Spielman said the education watchdog... Read More »

Consultation launched on relationship & sex education guidance

Consultation launched on relationship & sex education guidance

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018

The government has launched a consultation on new statutory guidance and regulations intended to make Relationships Education and Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) compulsory.

As the National Secular Society reported on Tuesday, the delay in bringing... Read More »

Comprehensive sex and relationship education delayed till at least 2020

Comprehensive sex and relationship education delayed till at least 2020

Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Following mounting equivocation from DfE officials, and growing rumours, it has been confirmed that compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) has been delayed from 2019 until 2020.

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 required the Government to bring... Read More »

Mixed-sex schools shouldn’t segregate children, says DfE

Mixed-sex schools shouldn’t segregate children, says DfE

Posted: Thu, 28 Jun 2018

Mixed-sex schools in England should not generally separate pupils by sex or faith, the government has said. Read More »

Ofsted: Jewish school failing on safety, curriculum and tolerance

Ofsted: Jewish school failing on safety, curriculum and tolerance

Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2018

Ofsted has deemed a state-funded Jewish school inadequate after finding it deliberately undermined pupils' safety, taught a narrow curriculum and failed to promote tolerance.

A report published this morning severely criticised the leadership of Yesodey Hatorah... Read More »

Spanish PM’s secularist outlook prompts Catholic fears over privileges

Spanish PM’s secularist outlook prompts Catholic fears over privileges

Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Spain's new prime minister has prompted concern from religious groups over his support for secularism. Read More »

Scottish education union calls for entitlement to paid religious leave

Scottish education union calls for entitlement to paid religious leave

Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Scotland's oldest teaching union has called for teachers from non-Christian faiths to be given paid leave on their faiths' holy days. Read More »