UK Government calls for cohesive communities to combat extremism

October 23, 2015
UK Government calls for cohesive communities to combat extremism

Accord has urged the Government to not ignore the role of state funded schools following publication this week of its Counter Extremism Strategy.

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Faith school prevented from selecting pupils on grounds of ‘family purity’ laws

October 16, 2015
Faith school prevented from selecting pupils on grounds of ‘family purity’ laws

The Hasmonean High School in Barnet has been instructed to no longer award pupil places on the grounds of parents adhering to a range of religious laws that include relating to sexual and other interactions between husbands and wives, and requirements for ritual bathing.

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Prime Minister Conference speech at odds with Government faith school policy

October 7, 2015
Prime Minister Conference speech at odds with Government faith school policy

David Cameron’s Party Conference speech in Manchester today has laid bare major inconsistency in Government policy on education and faith schools.

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Accord at the Labour Conference

October 2, 2015
Accord at the Labour Conference

Accord held an event at the Labour Party Conference this week discussing the future of faith schools policy.

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Religious discrimination in teacher employment questioned as more Church of England schools operate without a Christian head teacher

September 28, 2015

A new Church of England report into the training needs of its schools has revealed that many face practical difficulties due to pursuing religiously exclusive practices.

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