New evidence added to databank of faith schools research

January 6, 2017
New evidence added to databank of faith schools research

Several new and insightful pieces of information have this week been added to Accord's databank of evidence on the policy implications of state funded faith schools and their practices.

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Faith school head teacher forced out for remarrying

December 23, 2016
Faith school head teacher forced out for remarrying

A head teacher at a state funded Catholic primary school has been prevented from remaining in post for having remarried after a divorce.

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Accord welcomes EHRC call to curtail teacher discrimination laws

December 16, 2016
Accord welcomes EHRC call to curtail teacher discrimination laws

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has criticised the laws that allow state funded faith schools in Britain to religiously discriminate in the recruitment and employment of teachers and urged that they be changed.

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Casey Review urges Government action to tackle school segregation

December 5, 2016
Casey Review urges Government action to tackle school segregation

A UK Government commissioned integration report has urged that changes be made to education policy to tackle segregation between schools.

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Faith school standards myth exposed by damning new report

December 2, 2016
Faith school standards myth exposed by damning new report

A new Education Policy Institute report concludes that the difference in attainment between faith and non-faith schools can be explained by the characteristics of pupils that are admitted, and that lifting the 50% religious selection cap at faith Free Schools would undermine social mobility and not raise educational standards.

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