This month we've backed plans by
Seaview Primary School to be the first Catholic school in Northern Ireland to transform to integrated status. We have an update on Peterborough City Council's
consultation on a new potentially fully selective faith school. We also have a guest piece from Joanne Bartley, a campaigner with
the group Comprehensive Future, on the damaging message sent by faith based selection.
We normally use the newsletter to highlight all the ways you can get involved in the
campaign. If you're stuck for ideas, there are plenty on the website. But for the next few
months we want to put particular focus on one campaign action each time. This month we're encouraging people to send in testimonials. Scroll down for more as we
explain why sharing a testimonial can be such an effective action.
To get you inspired, we've included three testimonials published over the last month. Catherine
shares how her Catholic faith school promoted shame and homophobia. Simon, a parent
governor at a C of E faith school, shares his experience of dogma being pushed as fact. Finally, Jen highlights
the concern that her children's freedom to make their own minds up about religion will be undermined at a local Catholic school.
Campaign coordinator - NMFS