schools

  • 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.

  • 19 Sep 2011
  • 19 Sep 2011

    Top scientists, science educators and five national organisations have signed a statement on teaching evolution, not creationism, in school science.

  • 16 Jul 2011

    Church and secular groups are protesting against southern Karnataka state government for promoting Hindu scripture in state-run schools.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Forces Watch is running a series of events to launch its new campaign questioning armed forces recruitment in schools.

  • 16 May 2011

    Organisations and individuals from scientific, religious and secular backgrounds have joined together to call for clarity in Department for Education guidance on the teaching of ‘creationism’.

  • 13 May 2011

    On 12 May 2011 an open letter was sent to the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, signed by key figures from both the scientific and religious communities. It calls for a change to the national Department for Education (DfE) guidelines to prevent creationism being taught, presented, or otherwise promoted as a valid scientific position to children in publicly-funded schools.