British values do not extend to thought police in the classroom

Dec 2, 2014 by

By Chris McGovern, Conservative Woman: Is a war about to break out between Government and religious schools? The spectre of ‘Trojan Horse’ paranoia seems to be stalking the corridors at the Department for Education. Ofsted has been required to take on the role of ‘enforcers’ of  “British values”. Central to these, according to the Dfe is “an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of...

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Teachers ‘too scared’ to teach chidren true meaning of Christmas, says BBC presenter

Nov 29, 2014 by

By Nick Hallett, Breitbart: British children are not being taught the true meaning of Christmas because teachers of too scared of “offending” other faiths, a BBC presenter has claimed. Roger Bolton, who presents the Radio 4 programme Feedback, also added that some atheist teachers are “unsympathetic to religious education”. The result is that many British students are not learning that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, and also means that they cannot...

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Children at UK Primary School ‘don’t know the difference between Sharia and English law

Nov 22, 2014 by

By A B Sanderson, Breitbart: An emergency report by School inspectors Ofsted has revealed that some pupils at a school in London do not know the difference between British law and Sharia Law. At Mazahirul Uloom School in Tower Hamlets, they found that the curriculum “focused solely” on Islamic themes. It comes only days after another Ofsted report criticised a school in rural Lincolnshire for being ‘too English’. The investigation by Ofsted included six small Muslim...

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Learning the “Our Father” again in Great Britain

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Joanna Bogle, Catholic World Report: When people are brought together for a special service in Britain—on Remembrance Sunday at a local War Memorial, or a Christmas carol service at a school—the service almost always includes the Lord’s Prayer. But over the past years fewer and fewer people seem able to say it. This is especially true of children. For the first time in our country’s long history, we are producing a generation which cannot pray, “Our Father…” No one planned...

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Church school ‘failed to safeguard pupils from Islamic extremism

Nov 20, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A top Church of England school is to be placed into special measures after inspectors judged that it had failed to safeguard its pupils from extremism. The Sir John Cass Foundation and Red Coat Church of England school in Tower Hamlets, east London has been criticised by the schools watchdog Ofsted for failing to monitor the activities of an Islamic society set up by sixth-formers at the school. According to the report, leaked to The Independent newspaper, a...

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Church alarm at ‘danger’ of Government’s ‘British values’ test in wake of Trojan Horse row...

Nov 13, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Church of England has issued a ferocious attack on the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s drive to make schools teach “British values” branding it potentially dangerous, divisive and undemocratic. The Church, which is responsible for the schooling of around a million children in England, voiced alarm that what it sees as a narrow definition of British values introduced in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal is being used as a test of whether people are...

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