Christian assemblies in state schools could be dumped in ground-breaking move

Feb 28, 2017 by

by Mark Ellis, Daily Mirror: A local council has become the first in Britain to allow its schools to be freed from having to provide daily Christian worship. State schools in Brent in north London are now allowed to provide multi-belief assemblies. The approach has been hailed by inclusive...

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Second Islamist ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal feared after Oldham headteacher reports death threats

Feb 20, 2017 by

by Henry Bodkin, Telegraph: Fears of a second wave of Islamist plots to take over schools have been raised after a teachers’ union revealed it was dealing with a “variety of apparent Trojan Horse issues”. A head teacher in Oldham has reportedly said she has started working at home having...

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Ensure that schools keep teaching about Christianity

Feb 11, 2017 by

from Christian Concern: Respond to Commission on Religious Education by 9am on Monday (13 February). The Commission on Religious Education (CoRE) was established in July 2016 by the Religious Education Council (REC) to review legal, education and policy frameworks for religious education in...

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Two UK schools trial use of police-style bodycams for teachers

Feb 8, 2017 by

by Peter J Walker, Guardian: Teachers in two UK schools are trialling using body cameras in class because they are “fed up with low-level background disorder”, a criminal justice academic has revealed. Tom Ellis, principal lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of...

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Muslims outnumber Christians at over 30 church schools

Feb 5, 2017 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: It’s reported Muslim children outnumber Christian children at over thirty church schools in England. A study by the Sunday Times found that one Church of England school had a 100 per cent Muslim population. St Thomas in Werneth is reported by its diocese to have no...

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Church of England launches new educational foundation

Feb 4, 2017 by

The Church of England is launching its Foundation for Educational Leadership on Saturday 4th February with a national conference. The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership will provide leadership development training for those holding key roles in education, and is a major...

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