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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.
The Accord Coalition has responded with both a welcome and a warning to the announcement today concerning the Government's proposals in two education Bills.
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.