Category - faith schools

  • May 2, 2010

    A parliamentary candidate has been suspended from his position as a parent governor of a Catholic school because of his party’s critical position on faith schools policy.

  • April 13, 2010

    David Cameron has been left facing an embarrassing situation today, following the launch of the Conservative manifesto, which makes no reference to religion, faith, faith schools or the contribution of church or other religious groups to society.

  • April 13, 2010

    William Hague says Tory 'free school' policy means "having faith" in parents, but critics say it may make education prey to special interest groups and extremists.

  • April 12, 2010

    About a third of schools have a religious character, educating millions of children and employing thousands of teachers and support staff. Most faith schools are able to decide their own religious admissions criteria, hire staff according to their religion and determine their own syllabus for Religious Education. Because of all of this, any major schools reform will be profoundly shaped by the role of faith schools, whether or not politicians like to admit it.

  • March 20, 2010
  • March 20, 2010

    The Church of England Board of Education is resisting plans to ensure that all sponsors of new schools are accredited for their ability to maintain educational standards.

  • March 3, 2010

    Alex Kennedy at Accord (of which we were a founder member) has done some excellent work looking at religious admissions and social selection, in particular with regard to the extent to which faith schools take vulnerable children. It seems that faith schools take far fewer when compared to other schools of a non-religious character, particularly when it comes to measures such as free school meals or children with Special Educational Needs.

  • March 1, 2010

    A Church of England school was amongst three to be given a prestigious new award for inclusivity today, after a nationwide search.

  • February 28, 2010

    Michael Gove needs to clarify his party’s policy after he appeared to contradict David Cameron today over whether faith can be a basis for the new ‘free schools’ which the Conservatives are pro

  • February 26, 2010

    In his recent blog on Guardian CIF, Jonathan Chaplain made a very important observation, that workable, mutually respectful compromises need to emerge out of the fog that surrounded the last minute opt-out that Ed Balls inserted into the Children’s Schools and Families Bill, concerning sex education.