Schools ‘open to abuse by those wishing to blinker their pupils into a single world-view’ writes Accord Chair

October 11, 2013

Chair of the Accord Coalition, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, has written a comment piece in today’s Independent calling for national guidelines for the teaching of Religious Education in schools, to make them places to educate, not indoctrinate.

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Accord Coalition contests accuracy, balance and intent of Theos faith schools report

October 1, 2013

The Accord Coalition has labelled a new report from the think tank Theos about evidence driving public debate about faith schools, titled ‘More than an educated guess’, as ‘Little more than a whitewash’.

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Accord at the Labour Party Conference

September 24, 2013

The Accord Coalition co-hosted a fringe meeting with Labour Teachers at the Labour Party Autumn Conference in Brighton on Sunday exploring the issue of religious selection at state funded faith schools, complementing the launch in June of the Fair Admissions Campaign.

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New National Curriculum for England a ‘missed opportunity’

September 13, 2013
New National Curriculum for England a ‘missed opportunity’

The Department for Education has this week published the new National Curriculum for all subjects, excluding English, Maths and Science at Key Stage 4. Few changes have been made to it since the Government published its final draft this April.

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Growing calls for better Sex Education in schools

September 5, 2013

A letter signed by sixty nine organisations and educationalists which calls on the Prime Minister to ensure that new guidance on Sex and Relationships Education in schools is produced has been published in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph.

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