Ofsted highlights lack of safeguards to monitor and close illegally unregistered schools

November 8, 2019
Ofsted highlights lack of safeguards to monitor and close illegally unregistered schools

Ofsted is continuing to draw attention to the difficulty public bodies have to prevent those seeking to operate unregistered schools.

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Faith school sector again found to admit socially advantaged intake

October 29, 2019
Faith school sector again found to admit socially advantaged intake

A new report released today and commissioned by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership has found the state funded faith school sector is welcoming a socially advantaged intake which is artificially inflating its academic results.

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Welsh Government proposes to remove parental right of withdrawal from RE and RSE

October 17, 2019
Welsh Government proposes to remove parental right of withdrawal from RE and RSE

Accord had welcomed Government plans to help further ensure all pupils at state funded schools in Wales have an entitlement to receive a well rounded education, but has urged for unambiguous safeguards to protect pupils from inappropriate teaching in Religious Education.

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Department for Education still providing encouragement for faith justified homophobia

October 11, 2019
Department for Education still providing encouragement for faith justified homophobia

The Accord Coalition has said the Department for Education is continuing to fuel homophobic protests outside schools through the guidance it is issuing.

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Government signals it will maintain religious discrimination in admissions cap

October 9, 2019
Government signals it will maintain religious discrimination in admissions cap

The Government has written to and assured the Accord Coalition that it is not planning on scrapping its 50% religious discrimination in pupil admissions cap for new academy faith schools.

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