Trainee Religious Education teacher grants axed in England

November 4, 2020
Trainee Religious Education teacher grants axed in England

The UK Government has slashed the grants it provides to trainee secondary school teachers across a range of subjects, including RE, despite a long standing shortage of RE specialists in schools.

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Ofsted maintains expectation that faith schools teach sex education and about LGBT relationships

October 20, 2020
Ofsted maintains expectation that faith schools teach sex education and about LGBT relationships

The Accord Coalition has urged the Government to do more to defend schools and education authorities from attack for upholding their equality duties, as Ofsted continues to defend its expectations around sex education and LGBT inclusivity.

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2020 Accord Inclusivity Award winners announced

October 16, 2020
2020 Accord Inclusivity Award winners announced

Three Bridges Primary School has taken first place in this year’s Accord Inclusivity Award for its efforts to ‘decolonize’ heavy White and Western bias across its curriculum.

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Dismissal of school worker for anti-LGBT posts upheld

October 10, 2020
Dismissal of school worker for anti-LGBT posts upheld

An employment tribunal has this week rejected a claim by a Christian former school worker that they were religiously discriminated against after being sacked for homophobic and transphobic comments.

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Inquiry concludes Church of England placed its reputation ahead of dealing with child sex abuse

October 6, 2020
Inquiry concludes Church of England placed its reputation ahead of dealing with child sex abuse

The Church England has today been accused by the statutory Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse of placing its reputation ahead of dealing with sexual abuse of children.

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