Ofsted praised for renewed vigour in scrutinising faith school sector

February 13, 2015
Ofsted praised for renewed vigour in scrutinising faith school sector

Accord has welcomed the new energy being shown by Ofsted in its inspections of faith schools and in challenging deficiencies found.

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Accord welcomes growing political consensus in support of  Sex and Relationships Education 

February 6, 2015
Accord welcomes growing political consensus in support of  Sex and Relationships Education 

Over the last week both the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats have renewed their commitments to requiring state funded schools to provide Sex and Relationships Education.

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Call for reform over failing faith-based Free Schools

January 30, 2015
Call for reform over failing faith-based Free Schools

The Durham Free School is set to close, meaning all three Free schools that are facing closure or have closed are faith schools.

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Call for end to Catholic Church opposition to faith selection limit

January 23, 2015

The hostility of the Catholic Church in England and Wales towards the Government's 50% cap on religious selection in admissions at new state funded faith schools has been queried by a Diocesan Director of Education.

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Popular faith schools excluding children most in need

January 16, 2015

The Office of Schools Adjudicator (OSA) - the government funded tribunal service that deals with complaints about school admission arrangements - has highlighted a range of problems at state funded faith schools.

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