DfE ‘must drop’ inspection funding agreement with faith groups

Jun 21, 2017 by

by Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week: The government should “get rid” of an agreement that allows religious groups to receive millions of pounds to inspect their schools and give the money to Ofsted instead. Faith groups were handed almost £5 million by the Department for Education (DfE) over the...

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Listening: an antidote to the modern University’s incoherence

Jun 3, 2017 by

By Dominic Burbridge, The Public Discourse. Our universities are struggling under competing epistemological trends. Teaching students to master these requires developing their power to listen. In his recent book, Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity, Alasdair MacIntyre writes that “so many of us...

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Survey finds most people oppose letting faith schools select all pupils by religion

May 31, 2017 by

by Eno Adeogun, Premier. The majority of the general public want new faith schools to maintain their current selection cap which limits schools from not selecting more than half of their pupils on religious grounds. The poll commissioned by the Accord Coalition found that four out of every five...

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The Marxist Revolution is alive and well – in your child’s school

May 14, 2017 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: What are they teaching your children? Are they teaching them how to think – or what to think? Worse, are they monitoring you by trapping your children into answering intrusive questions about your private opinions? Do you know? You may think that the crazy ideas of...

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Not just an optional extra –RE that prepares children for life in the 21st Century

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Derek Holloway, Church of England Education Office: The Church of England has approximately 4700 schools of which about 200 are secondary including Middle Schools. We educate roughly a million pupils each year. We work in partnership through our dioceses to support schools. Church schools are...

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Heads back CofE call to ban parents withdrawing children from RE

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week: Headteachers have backed Church of England plans to ban parents from withdrawing their pupils from religious education, claiming it is being exploited by ‘interest groups’ and those seeking to incite religious hatred. Under current rules, parents have the right...

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