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The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has expressed concern over specific proposals in the Education White Paper, while backing improved standards.
Teaching unions, educationists, religious bodies and humanists have issued a joint call to the government to end compulsory worship in schools.
Some findings from recent polling by YouGov seem to challenge the claim that the religion of a school is a priority for parents when making the choice over where they want their children to be educate
Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.
It has emerged that ministers have had numerous meetings with groups that ignore the failures of faith schools with regard to vulnerable children
A state primary which encouraged children to dress in Saris, sing Hindu songs and folk dance to celebrate Diwali is being held up as an example to emulate.
The Accord Coalition has criticised schools that have been found to skew pupil admissions rules in favour of middle class families - including some faith schools.
There was a warning today that the non-religious should resist the suggestion that they should set up schools for non-believers under government proposals.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has challenged the Minister of State for Schools over comments in a speech to Catholic Diocesan Schools’ Commissioners.