Challenging new faith schools isn't the be all and end all of our work. Of course we want to go further, challenging abuses in existing faith schools and setting
out a bold but achievable path to a fully inclusive, secular education system.
But in the short term our aim needs to be simple:
We want every faith school proposal to face robust opposition at every level and make every effort to support secular inclusive alternatives.
If we do this we can build the connections, experience and momentum that will really push for an end to religious control in our education system. We can't do
this alone from an office in London. We need you, our supporters across the country to get mobilised. We need you to:
Get in contact with your MPs, local councillors, community leaders, political
parties, union representatives, parents groups etc. Ask what they are doing to support inclusive community ethos schools.
Get sharing: Statistics and theoretical arguments may win some people over, but
sharing stories help many more empathise with those affected by faith schools and perhaps rethink their support. You can also help by sharing others' stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, along with our other key content – the national petition, our explainer video, news and opinion.
Get informed with our guides to new school proposals and VA schools, and our powerful faith school myth buster.
Get in touch with us if you're affected by faith schools or are worried about a
proposal in your area. We follow new faith school proposals and developments extremely closely, but we can't catch everything. If you can report a new faith school proposal as early as possible, we can do more to help.
Get creative: With photos, videos, interpretive dance etc., show us how you're
supporting the campaign and let us know why you're saying "No More Faith Schools!" We can send you posters to help make an impact or you can print your own.
Get talking: Most people don't support faith schools, but many feel we're stuck with
them, have absorbed some of the other pro-faith school myths, or haven't though too much about it. A simple honest chat with your friends and family could have a
Get together: If you're a member of a club or society, why not hold an event
discussing faith schools and the need for secular inclusive education system? We can provide advice and resources, and potentially a speaker. This is a campaign
that can bring people together, across the political and religious spectrum.
The faith school lobby may be powerful, its access to policy makers may be expansive and its pockets may be deep. But faith schools aren't popular. The
perception that faith schools are inevitable is built on sand. Together we can build a stronger, inclusive alternative.