Faith schools battle rages among Tories as Damian Hinds told to scrap cap on religious admissions

Jan 17, 2018 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: A battle over faith schools is raging within the Conservative party after hints the new education secretary Damian Hinds would scrap a cap forcing religious schools to give half their places to pupils from other religious backgrounds. Hinds replaced Justine...

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Home Education and the Safeguarding Bandwagon

Jan 15, 2018 by

from Christians in Education: The safeguarding bandwagon in relation to home education rolled on throughout the Christmas break. Wales announced  consultation on compulsory registration – the significance of which was missed by the national media. Eleanor Schooling, Ofsted’s National Director of...

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British Homeschool Population Doubles in Six Years

Jan 14, 2018 by

by Alex Newman, Freedom Project: The number of British children being educated at home has doubled in a mere six-year period, according to government data cited in U.K. media reports. The surge in homeschooling comes as government schools across the Western world become increasingly extreme in...

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Cabinet reshuffle: Why Justine Greening’s departure could be good news for faith schools

Jan 10, 2018 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Justine Greening’s departure as education secretary and Damian Hinds’ appointment could represent a significant shift for faith schools in the UK, particularly Catholic schools. Greening clashed repeatedly with religious groups, telling the Church of...

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More understanding of Christianity is useful but it’s no substitute for more Christians

Dec 24, 2017 by

by Melanie McDonagh, unherd: This is, you’d have thought, the high point of the year in terms of brand recognition for the Christian faith. “Christ’s Mass” is precisely what “Christmas” derives from – and even the determinedly Godless will at some point have had Mary’s Boy Child played at them...

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Brexit’s smokescreen for bullies

Dec 15, 2017 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: The National Association of Head Teachers has issued guidance to primary schools, saying they should include books in the curriculum that feature transgender parents and ‘celebrate gender identity and difference’. This advice has been endorsed by the...

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