Church of England education division lacking in compassion towards the poor

December 6, 2013

The Church of England’s education division has labelled compelling new research showing the extent to which its religiously selective schools are skewed towards serving the affluent, rather than the poor, as ‘wilful misrepresentation'.

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‘Danger of creating educational apartheid’ writes Accord Chair

December 5, 2013

Chair of the Accord Coalition, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, has written a comment piece in this week’s Times Educational Supplement calling for an end to the legal exemptions that allow state funded faith schools to select pupils by faith.

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Accord welcomes new online tool mapping religious selection in school admissions

December 3, 2013
Accord welcomes new online tool mapping religious selection in school admissions

The Fair Admissions Campaign has made available today a pioneering new online tool, mapping how religiously selective individual faith schools are and the social and ethnic inclusiveness of schools.

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New teachers survey reveals weakened position of RE in schools

November 29, 2013

A survey from the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education has confirmed the decline in provision of Religious Education in schools in England.

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‘Inclusivity gap’ between public statements on admissions and action on the ground at Church of England Schools

November 22, 2013

The Accord Coalition has challenged the level of inclusivity at Church of England schools following claims as to the sector’s openness by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the episcopal spokesperson on education in the House of Lords.

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