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Religious Education crisis worsens as less than half of English secondary schools provide the subject at GCSE

August 22, 2019
Religious Education crisis worsens as less than half of English secondary schools provide the subject at GCSE

A new report by academics at Liverpool Hope University has found that only 39% of secondary schools in England provided RE at GCSE last year, a decrease of 13% from the year before.

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Winners of the 2019 Accord Inclusivity Award announced

August 16, 2019
Winners of the 2019 Accord Inclusivity Award announced

The Waterhead Academy in Oldham has won the annual Accord Inclusive Schools Award for its ambitious contribution towards healing divides and strengthening bonds in its town, which suffered from race riots in the summer of 2001.

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Compulsory worship in schools considered inappropriate by most Britons

August 9, 2019
Compulsory worship in schools considered inappropriate by most Britons

The Accord Coalition has urged that the laws demanding daily worship in all state schools should be repealed and replaced following publication of a new survey of the British public which finds acts of worship are viewed as the least appropriate activity for school assemblies.

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High Court to consider Collective Worship legal challenge

August 2, 2019
High Court to consider Collective Worship legal challenge

Accord has offered its moral support to two non-religious parents who are taking a legal challenge objecting to the extent of Christian activities and poor alternative provision to daily Christian worship in their child's community school, which is run by a CofE academy trust.

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Threats to LGBT inclusivity in schools spread

July 26, 2019
Threats to LGBT inclusivity in schools spread

Orchestrated opposition to LGBT inclusion in schools is spreading, increasing the need for clear intervention from Government.

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