Catholic Education Service highlights contradiction at heart of Government’s approach to integration

October 28, 2016
Catholic Education Service highlights contradiction at heart of Government’s approach to integration

The Catholic Education Service has described the consequence of faith Free Schools more readily having a homogenous pupil intake due to the Government's plan to scrap the 50% faith Free Schools religious selection cap as 'dreadful', but simultaneously affirmed support for the proposal.

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Accord meets with Kirsty Williams

October 20, 2016
Accord meets with Kirsty Williams

Accord has expressed its thanks to the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, for meeting with the Coalition in Cardiff yesterday.

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Former Schools Minister reveals Church pressure to prevent inclusive admissions

October 13, 2016
Former Schools Minister reveals Church pressure to prevent inclusive admissions

A former Minister of State for Schools has revealed how coordinated pressure by the Catholic Church scuppered plans 10 years ago to require faith schools to reserve some places for pupils from outside of each school’s faith.

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Government ignoring inclusive religious views due to religious illiteracy

October 7, 2016
Government ignoring inclusive religious views due to religious illiteracy

The Government has been accused of ignoring moderate religious views in its approach to public policy, including regarding faith schools, due to a shallow understanding of religion that considers hard-line religious views as more authentic.

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Coalition of civil society groups urge for schools to follow a more inclusive curriculum

September 30, 2016
Coalition of civil society groups urge for schools to follow a more inclusive curriculum

A submission from the British Institute of Human Rights to the UN's next periodic review into human rights issues in the UK has called for a range of reforms to make state funded schools more inclusive.

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