Groundbreaking call to make school assemblies inclusive

January 27, 2014
Groundbreaking call to make school assemblies inclusive

The Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society of Scotland have issued an historic joint call for the law requiring Religious Observance in Scottish schools to be replaced with a ‘Time for Reflection’ to make school assemblies ‘more inclusive and clearly not gatherings where one faith or belief system is promoted over another’.

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Lessons of Northern Ireland being ignored as England’s first Hindu secondary school seeks to expand

January 24, 2014

The Avanti House School in Harrow, an all-through school which is the only Hindu school in Britain that teaches pupils at the secondary stage, has revealed plans this week for its secondary school section to relocate to a new site and massively expand. The proposal for the new 1,260 pupil capacity school is being...

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Ethnically mixed schools reduce and help pupils overcome discrimination

January 17, 2014
Ethnically mixed schools reduce and help pupils overcome discrimination

A new study has found cross ethnic friendships in schools make pupils more resilient to ethnic discrimination, thereby boosting their psychological well-being,

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Accord announces fresh wave of Distinguished Supporters in Parliament

January 10, 2014
Accord announces fresh wave of Distinguished Supporters in Parliament

The Accord Coalition has today welcomed nine new Distinguished Supporters in Parliament, highlighting the widespread and growing support for making state funded schools open and suitable for all.

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Call by Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children to end religious discrimination in pupil admissions

January 3, 2014

The Republic of Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, has called for the law to be changed so state funded faith schools no longer have the blanket freedom to discriminate in their admissions policy against children on faith grounds.

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