Tags: Faith Schools

How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system

How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017

A humanist teacher who objected to a statue of the virgin Mary being displayed at a state-funded school with a "religious ethos" in Ireland has lost a claim of discrimination at a Workplace Relations Commission hearing. Read More »

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools. Read More »

Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception

Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception

Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017

More than 50 faith leaders have warned that schools' ability to teach relationships and sex education (RSE) through a faith ethos could undermine its accuracy and inclusivity.

In a letter in the Guardian, figures from churches and synagogues across the UK ... Read More »

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017

The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE. Read More »