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Government urged to stop state funded schools being used as tools to change public policy

December 6, 2017
Government urged to stop state funded schools being used as tools to change public policy

The Accord Coalition has responded with alarm to reports Catholic Church officials are instructing state funded schools they control to campaign against the Government's policy to limit faith free schools from not religious discriminating when awarding more than half of pupil places.

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Faith schools exploiting loophole to avoid teaching about other religions

December 1, 2017
Faith schools exploiting loophole to avoid teaching about other religions

A recently launched International Religious Education GCSE is enabling schools to get around requirements to teach about more than one religion.

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Church of England accused of mis-selling how its schools select pupils

November 21, 2017
Church of England accused of mis-selling how its schools select pupils

Accord has issued a new report today that finds the Church of England is failing to encourage its state schools to be inclusive of all children, irrespective of religion or belief, despite claims to the contrary.

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Accord Coalition welcomes Church of England anti-LGTB bullying guidance

November 17, 2017
Accord Coalition welcomes Church of England anti-LGTB bullying guidance

The Church of England has published this week new guidance for it schools, teachers and dioceses to promote the acceptance of LGBT people and prevent LGBT bullying.

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MPs urge Government not to jettison anti-discrimination cap at new faith schools

November 10, 2017
MPs urge Government not to jettison anti-discrimination cap at new faith schools

Six MPs from four different political parties have urged that the current cap which prevents faith free schools from religiously selecting more than half of their pupils should be retained. 

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