schools

  • 3 Feb 2013

    Trade Union Congress General Secretary Frances O'Grady has warned of the threat to education from increasing privatisation and continuing austerity.

  • 17 Dec 2012

    A wide range of civic groups have written to the Secretary of State for Education, urging the end of religious selection in state-funded schools.

  • 14 Dec 2012
  • 14 Dec 2012

    Michael Gove's £2 million programme to place former service personnel in British schools has been roundly criticised by faith, peace and civic groups.

  • 26 Sep 2012

    Government plans for regional pay in the public sector are unfair and would be bad for NHS patients and pupils in poorer areas, according to polling published by the TUC.

  • 20 Sep 2012

    Yesterday evening, I was very pleased to take part in a debate on “Can capitalism be made good?” in Marlborough. I argued “no”, alongside Stewart Wallis from the New Economics Foundation. On the other side were Will Morris, chair of the CBI’s tax committee and Anglican priest, and Hugh Pym of the BBC. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, presided.

  • 27 Apr 2012

    Teachers in England are witnessing increasing numbers of pupils coming into school "hungry", "dirty" and "struggling to concentrate" since the economic crisis began, according to a Prince’s Trust and Times Educational Supplement survey. Interviews with over 500 secondary school teachers painted a bleak picture.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Democracy campaigners have warned schools that they may be breaking the law by taking part in uncritical celebrations of the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

  • 11 Oct 2011

    Ofsted’s current duty to inspect how schools promote community cohesion, the Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling tells the House of Lords.

  • 19 Sep 2011

    Creationism and ‘intelligent design’ are not scientific theories, but they are portrayed as such by some religious fundamentalists who attempt to have their views promoted in publicly-funded schools. There should be enforceable statutory guidance that they may not be presented as scientific theories in any publicly-funded school of whatever type, say a group of eminent scientists and science educators. They include an Anglican priest and they are backed by five organisations: three scientific, one secular humanist and one Christian.