Tags: Education

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 »

Welsh faith schools will keep distorting sex education, NSS warns

Welsh faith schools will keep distorting sex education, NSS warns

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018

Allowing Welsh faith schools to teach sex education through a religious lens will distort the subject and teach children to be ashamed, the National Secular Society has warned.

In a letter to Kirsty Williams, the cabinet secretary for education in Wales, the... Read More »

NSS: guidance for independent schools “strikes the right balance”

NSS: guidance for independent schools “strikes the right balance”

Posted: Thu, 24 May 2018

The NSS has broadly welcomed revisions to the Independent School Standards. Read More »

DfE warned 12 more private faith schools over failures in one month

DfE warned 12 more private faith schools over failures in one month

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018

The government warned 12 independent faith schools they were failing to meet relevant standards in November 2017, letters have shown. Read More »

Most faith schools distorting sex education, NSS study finds

Most faith schools distorting sex education, NSS study finds

Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018

More than three-quarters of state-funded secondary faith schools in England are failing to teach Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) impartially, an exclusive National Secular Society report has found.

The NSS report, Unsafe Sex Education: The risk of letting... Read More »

Row over ‘discriminatory, unproductive’ SACRE members in south Wales

Row over ‘discriminatory, unproductive’ SACRE members in south Wales

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018

The NSS has restated its call for the abolition of local religious education committees amid complaints over a committee in south Wales. Read More »

Lords committee: respect the law before “the values of others”

Lords committee: respect the law before “the values of others”

Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Public policy must put "respect for the law" before "respect for the values of others" and defend "the shared values of British citizenship", a House of Lords committee has said.

In a report published yesterday, the Lords select committee on citizenship and... Read More »