Tags: RSE

Islamic RSE

NSS warns of growing threat from religious anti-RSE campaigners

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019

NSS research has highlighted the activities of an Islamic group campaigning against relationships and sex education. Read More »

Department for Education

DfE de-prioritises respect for difference in independent schools

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019

The government has watered down requirements on independent schools to promote respect for difference in an apparent sop to religious groups. Read More »

Teenager studying

NSS broadly welcomes changes to RE and RSE in Welsh curriculum

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2019

The NSS has expressed broad support for reforms to the teaching of religion, relationships and sex in the new curriculum for schools in Wales. Read More »

Protests

NSS urges support for teachers amid anti-LGBT protests and threats

Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019

The NSS has urged the government to reconsider a requirement on schools to take pupils' "religious background" into account when teaching about relationships. Read More »

Religious education

NSS expresses support for RE and RSE reform in Wales

Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019

The NSS has expressed qualified support for proposed reforms to religious education and relationships and sexuality education in Wales. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Stop RSE

NSS: DfE must stand up to religious  bullying over sex education

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019

The NSS has highlighted the bigoted messages of religious anti-RSE campaigners. Read More »

Don't let faith schools distort sex education, warns NSS

Don't let faith schools distort sex education, warns NSS

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018

The National Secular Society has highlighted the risk that faith groups will continue to distort sex education in response to a government consultation over guidance for schools in England.

The NSS expressed its support for guidance which will require secondary... Read More »

Government threatens Jewish schools’ “purity”, rabbi claims

Government threatens Jewish schools’ “purity”, rabbi claims

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018

A rabbi has called on Orthodox Jewish schools to resist requirements to teach evolution and about non-traditional relationships in the latest sign of defiance of the government and inspectors.

In an article published on EverywhereK, Mordechai Rose said the... Read More »