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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Schools promoting the acceptance of LGBT people under renewed challenge

January 14, 2019
Schools promoting the acceptance of LGBT people under renewed challenge

Department for Education guidance on independent schools needing to promote respect for LGBT people as 'equally valid' is being legally challenged on the grounds that it violates religious freedom.

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Government challenged over inaction to save Religious Education

January 7, 2019
Government challenged over inaction to save Religious Education

The Chair of the recent Commission on Religious Education has questioned the Government's intention to leave arrangements for Religious Education largely unchanged and warned that it will be abdicating its responsibility if it fails to act.

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Government tries to brush over inequality caused by faith school discrimination

December 22, 2018

The Accord Coalition has criticized the Government for the partiality of its equality impact assessment released this week regarding its decision to go ahead with financial support for the creation of new voluntary aided faith schools.

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Well-being of society demands reform of Religious Education is not ignored says Accord Coalition

December 17, 2018
Well-being of society demands reform of Religious Education is not ignored says Accord Coalition

Accord has expressed its disappointment that the Government is not intending to propose legislation to reform England's antiquated Religious Education laws.

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