Academy trust backs down in Collective Worship legal challenge

November 20, 2019
Academy trust backs down in Collective Worship legal challenge

The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust has conceded the demands of two parents who legally challenged the extent of Christian activities and the poor alternative provision to daily Christian worship at their child’s non-faith community school, which the Trust runs.

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Discriminatory faith schools in England nearly entirely taxpayer funded

November 10, 2019
Discriminatory faith schools in England nearly entirely taxpayer funded

A Freedom of Information response to Accord has revealed a big drop over the last decade in the financial contribution that discriminatory faith schools make towards their own running costs, posing fresh questions about the schools operating in religiously exclusive ways.

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Ofsted highlights lack of safeguards to monitor and close illegally unregistered schools

November 8, 2019
Ofsted highlights lack of safeguards to monitor and close illegally unregistered schools

Ofsted is continuing to draw attention to the difficulty public bodies have to prevent those seeking to operate unregistered schools.

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Faith school sector again found to admit socially advantaged intake

October 29, 2019
Faith school sector again found to admit socially advantaged intake

A new report released today and commissioned by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership has found the state funded faith school sector is welcoming a socially advantaged intake which is artificially inflating its academic results.

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Welsh Government proposes to remove parental right of withdrawal from RE and RSE

October 17, 2019
Welsh Government proposes to remove parental right of withdrawal from RE and RSE

Accord had welcomed Government plans to help further ensure all pupils at state funded schools in Wales have an entitlement to receive a well rounded education, but has urged for unambiguous safeguards to protect pupils from inappropriate teaching in Religious Education.

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