Parliamentary group for RE hijacked by ‘religious sect’

May 13, 2016
Parliamentary group for RE hijacked by ‘religious sect’

The former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education has warned that the group is at risk of falling under the influence of a narrow and exclusive lobby.

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Head teacher’s union urges for end of parents right to withdraw children from RE

May 6, 2016
Head teacher’s union urges for end of parents right to withdraw children from RE

Accord has urged the Government to recognise the latest call for change to Religious Education in schools as further evidence of the widespread consensus that has emerged wishing that the subject be reviewed.

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Ofsted toughens stance on gender segregation

April 29, 2016
Ofsted toughens stance on gender segregation

Ofsted has renewed its commitment to challenge gender segregation within faith schools, but has inadvertently drawn attention to the inconsistent way that religious segregation is tolerated within the state funded school system.

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Call for widespread cap on faith school discrimination by cross-party group of MPs

April 22, 2016
Call for widespread cap on faith school discrimination by cross-party group of MPs

A cross-party group of MPs have tabled an Early Day Motion urging that all state funded faith schools be limited in selecting no more than half of their pupils by faith.

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Sutton Trust report urges limits to religious selection in faith school admissions to help the disadvantaged

April 15, 2016
Sutton Trust report urges limits to religious selection in faith school admissions to help the disadvantaged

A new study commissioned by the education charity, The Sutton Trust, has found that religiously selective faith schools are much more likely to be socio-economically exclusive than other schools.

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