Tags: Faith Schools

Commons passes ‘mandatory’ sex education, but includes religious opt outs

Commons passes ‘mandatory’ sex education, but includes religious opt outs

Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017

The passage of an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill means that Relationships and Sex Education will become mandatory in all schools in England.

However campaign groups including the National Secular Society have criticised religious opt-outs that... Read More »

Sex education reforms: faith schools to keep special exemptions

Sex education reforms: faith schools to keep special exemptions

Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017

The National Secular Society has welcomed moves to make sex and relationship education statutory, but urged the Government to rethink de facto exemptions for faith schools.

Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for Education, has announced the Government's... Read More »

Don’t force the hijab on young girls, says Muslim women’s rights campaigner

Don’t force the hijab on young girls, says Muslim women’s rights campaigner

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017

Shaista Gohir of the Muslim Women's Network has criticised Muslim parents who make their young daughters wear hijabs. Read More »