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Accord warns against withdrawing right of withdrawal from RE without further safeguards

February 21, 2020
Accord warns against withdrawing right of withdrawal from RE without further safeguards

The Welsh Government has announced it will scrap the right of parents to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Relationship & Sexuality Education in state funded schools.

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Accord welcomes Government commitment to tackle illegal schools

February 14, 2020
Accord welcomes Government commitment to tackle illegal schools

The Government has this morning announced that it still intends to introduce legislation to boost the powers of Ofsted to monitor for and shut down illegally unregistered schools.

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Green light given for first fully selective faith school in nearly a decade

February 13, 2020
Green light given for first fully selective faith school in nearly a decade

Attempts to have Peterborough City Council reconsider its decision to approve a primary faith school that can operate a fully religiously selective admissions policy have failed, meaning the school is set to open for September 2022.

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Failure of plans for Northern Ireland’s first joint faith school criticised

February 12, 2020
Failure of plans for Northern Ireland’s first joint faith school criticised

The headteacher of a Church of Ireland primary school that in 2016 it was announced would merge with a local Catholic school and become the first joint faith school in Northern Ireland has publicly criticised the lack of cooperation between Northern Ireland’s main Churches.

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Church of England academy trust under pressure from parents over the treatment of former head teacher

February 7, 2020
Church of England academy trust under pressure from parents over the treatment of former head teacher

The Good Shepherd Trust - a multi academy chain run by the Diocese of Guildford - has been accused of failing to uphold its Christian values in its treatment of a former head teacher of a school it runs.

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