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Faith school permitted to sack cohabiting teacher

February 19, 2019
Faith school permitted to sack cohabiting teacher

A landmark Employment Tribunal which in 2017 ruled that a faith nursery school teacher was religiously discriminated against for being sacked for being in a cohabiting relationship has been overturned by an Appeal.

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Civic leaders urge Department for Education to not backtrack on the promotion of LGBT inclusivity

February 15, 2019
Civic leaders urge Department for Education to not backtrack on the promotion of LGBT inclusivity

A group of 54 religion and belief leaders, educationalists and LGBT rights advocates have urged the Education Secretary to not dilute rules requiring independent schools to cover LGBT content.

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Experts urge reform to the role of religion and belief in the school system

February 14, 2019
Experts urge reform to the role of religion and belief in the school system

The House of Commons has been warned about risks from failing to ensure reform of the role of religion and belief in the school system at an meeting hosted by Barry Sheerman MP marking the Accord Coalition's tenth anniversary.

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Ofsted under attack for not being overly deferential towards faith school practices

February 6, 2019

Two members of the House of Commons Education Select Committee has urged Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman to soften the inspection of faith schools.

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Faith schools offered full state funding and the ability to be as or more discriminatory if they become an academy

February 1, 2019
Faith schools offered full state funding and the ability to be as or more discriminatory if they become an academy

The Department for Education has this week made a fresh appeal for more local authority maintained faith schools to become academies, but not made any corresponding demands that the schools should operate in more inclusive ways.

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