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Quality school Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is vital to help combat the alarming rise in STIs among the young, says inclusive schools campaign Accord.
A leading Rabbi who heads up an inclusive schools campaign says religious people should stop opposing quality RE in publicly-funded schools.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has backed the renewed proposal that Religious Education should become a National Curriculum subject.
School equality campaigners have welcomed government assurance over free schools and extreme groups, but warn that more detail is needed.
The Accord Coalition of religious and non-religious groups committed to faith school reform, has warned the government over the implications of the Academies Bill.
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham has said that faith schools “should be open to all”, not only those who share the school's religion.
Advocates of freedom of religion and belief are telling the government that compulsory acts of Christian worship in publicly-funded schools should be ended.
Government plans announced last week which will massively deregulate state funded schools have been criticised for their potential to increase religious discrimination against pupils, teachers and parents.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has issued a stark warning over the lack of proper regulation for the government’s proposed new Academies.