Ofsted and ‘British values’

Mar 30, 2015 by

Revealed: Ofsted guide on how to bombard 11-year-olds with questions about lesbians by Sarah Harris, Mailonline I was wrong: Ofsted is a real menace by Dennis Sewell, Catholic Herald Jewish faith schools ‘face Left-wing Ofsted bias’  by Eleanor Harding and Jim Norton, Mailonline Nicky Morgan and Ofsted’s anti-Christian commissars are not fit for purpose by Gerald Warner, Breitbart Ofsted’s attack on school’s Christian ethos exposes real reason for downgrade, Christian...

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Non-Christian faith schools are ‘straining the state educational system to breaking point̵...

Mar 17, 2015 by

From Archbishop Cranmer: In his Lyndwood Lecture delivered to the Ecclesiastical Law Society last December, former Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP made a potent case for the continuing Establishment of the Church of England, observing its deep commitment to social action at a local community level, “whether it be voluntary work in a charity shop or serving in a youth organization or helping in a one off community project in a Deanery or Diocese such as those for rough sleepers in winter...

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Focus on quality of provision not admissions

Mar 16, 2015 by

The Church of England’s Chief Education Officer Nigel Genders has contributed to a book by education experts and commentators on selection in secondary schools which explores the complexity of the present system. He concludes that the solution to the extremely complex arrangements caused by parental choice in school admissions and the oversubscription criteria that schools use, is to not focus on admissions but rather on quality of provision. Published today The Ins and Outs of Selective...

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Secularists must not be allowed to distort the argument for faith schools

Mar 16, 2015 by

By Gillan Scott, Archbishop Cranmer’s blog: Today a new book, The Ins and Outs of Selective Secondary Schools, by the think-tank Civitas is being launched in Parliament. I will be there alongside David Davis MP, Tristram Hunt MP and other leading figures from the world of education. I (Gillan) was asked to write on selective admissions by faith schools and below is an abridged version of the chapter. Try to imagine for a moment what sort of a country the United Kingdom would become if we...

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Tory anger at education body undermining Christian schools

Mar 13, 2015 by

By Oliver Lane, Breitbart: Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh, a Christian and veteran parliamentarian, will tonight call on the government to re-examine its relationship with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), the taxpayer-funded ‘quango’ that is tasked with assessing schools. In a speech seen by Breitbart London, he will accuse the government of using Ofsted as an excuse to not take responsibility for standards in schools, remarking that all...

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Britain Funding Separateness, Not Integration

Mar 5, 2015 by

By Samuel Westrop, Gatestone Institute: Increasingly, segregated religious communities receive state funds in order to remain separate. That extremists would gain a foothold seems inevitable. “We believe that single faith schools will mean more discrimination and a greater stranglehold of the most conservative, anti-women and communal individuals over our children’s education and our communities as a whole.” — Spokesperson for South Asian Women in London, 2002. “Instead...

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