Churches urged to help the hungry by stopping the exclusion of children entitled to Free School Meals

February 21, 2014

Faith school campaigners have appealed to the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church of England to issue guidance for its schools to not select pupils by faith to ensure they better serve children from deprived backgrounds.

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Accord urges safeguards rethink as political leaders hint at new approaches

February 7, 2014

Accord has reaffirmed its call for greater safeguards to ensure that schools do not operate in narrow and exclusive ways after a week when politicians from the largest three Parties at Westminster have signalled a reconsideration of aspects of the current direction in education policy.

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2014 Accord Inclusivity Award winners announced

January 30, 2014

A joint winner of this year’s Accord Inclusivity Award has disproved the myth that an inclusive school is one without a religious character, rebuking those who argue that faith schools will lose their character if they opens their doors to the wider community.

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Groundbreaking call to make school assemblies inclusive

January 27, 2014
Groundbreaking call to make school assemblies inclusive

The Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society of Scotland have issued an historic joint call for the law requiring Religious Observance in Scottish schools to be replaced with a ‘Time for Reflection’ to make school assemblies ‘more inclusive and clearly not gatherings where one faith or belief system is promoted over another’.

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Lessons of Northern Ireland being ignored as England’s first Hindu secondary school seeks to expand

January 24, 2014

The Avanti House School in Harrow, an all-through school which is the only Hindu school in Britain that teaches pupils at the secondary stage, has revealed plans this week for its secondary school section to relocate to a new site and massively expand. The proposal for the new 1,260 pupil capacity school is being...

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