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Accord at the United Reform Church Assembly

July 25, 2014
Accord at the United Reform Church Assembly

Earlier this month Accord held a fringe meeting debating religious selection in pupil admissions at the United Reform Church’s biannual General Assembly.

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Accord calls for wide ranging review following latest Birmingham school findings

July 18, 2014
Accord calls for wide ranging review following latest Birmingham school findings

The Accord Coalition has called for a public inquiry into the role of religion and belief in schools following the release of two further government reports regarding a group of community schools in Birmingham fostering a mono-vision.

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Bishop of Oxford calls for reform of Collective Worship

July 14, 2014
Bishop of Oxford calls for reform of Collective Worship

The Accord Coalition has welcomed the contribution from the Bishop of Oxford to the public debate around the laws that require state funded to provide daily worship.

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National Governors Association calls for abolition of Collective Worship

June 29, 2014
National Governors Association calls for abolition of Collective Worship

The National Governors Association, the representative body for school governors in England, has called for the laws around Collective Worship to be scrapped at non-faith schools.

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Ofsted removes guidance consenting to gender segregation at faith schools

June 21, 2014
Ofsted removes guidance consenting to gender segregation at faith schools

This week Ofsted withdrew its guidance on inspections at faith schools that endorsed gender segregation of pupils. The move follows its recent criticism of a school in Birmingham on these grounds.

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