Warning bell sounded over new Free Schools

March 13, 2015

The Accord Coalition has urged for greater oversight of Free Schools following the Prime Minister's announcement that a future Conservative Government would open 500 more of them.

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Call to stop community schools becoming faith schools by the back door

March 6, 2015
Call to stop community schools becoming faith schools by the back door

Accord has called for guarantees that non-faith schools joining faith Academy chains will maintain their open and inclusive approaches, following a faith Academy chain disclosing it may take over current community schools.

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Two thirds of British Muslims would not choose a Muslim faith school for their child

February 27, 2015

A poll commissioned by the BBC has shown that most Muslim people in Britain would not choose a Muslim faith school for their child, echoing other surveys showing public aversion to religiously segregated schooling.

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Accord welcomes Education Select Committee’s call to boost Sex and Relationships Education

February 17, 2015
Accord welcomes Education Select Committee’s call to boost Sex and Relationships Education

The Accord Coalition has joined a chorus of civil society groups today in welcoming publication of the House of Common's Education Select Committee report 'Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools'.

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Ofsted praised for renewed vigour in scrutinising faith school sector

February 13, 2015
Ofsted praised for renewed vigour in scrutinising faith school sector

Accord has welcomed the new energy being shown by Ofsted in its inspections of faith schools and in challenging deficiencies found.

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