Parents are pulling children from RE lessons – so they don’t learn about Islam

May 10, 2018 by

by Paul Smalley, The Conversation: Religion has always been a feature of schooling in England. The Education Act of 1944 made the study of Religion the only compulsory subject in school and it was to be accompanied by a “daily act of worship” for all pupils. Back then religion was largely...

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Homeschooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Apr 26, 2018 by

by Mariam Issimdar, BBC News: The number of children being homeschooled has risen by about 40% over three years, the BBC has found. Across the UK 48,000 children were being home-educated in 2016-17, up from about 34,000 in 2014-15. Mental health issues and avoiding exclusion are two reasons...

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More priestly vocations coming from Catholic homeschoolers: study

Apr 13, 2018 by

by Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: Vocations to the Catholic priesthood are thriving in the greatest numbers among homeschooled students, a new study says. Young American men who have been homeschooled are four times more likely to enter seminary than those educated by Catholic institutions, according to...

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Sunday schools protected in key religious freedom victory

Apr 11, 2018 by

from Evangelical Alliance: The Government has abandoned plans to register and inspect out-of-school education settings, announcing this in a report on their call for evidence released today. In so doing, they have taken an important step to protect religious freedom. In deciding not to pursue...

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Who is really running OFSTED?

Mar 29, 2018 by

from Christians in Education: It’s a pertinent question. Who is really running Ofsted? To outward appearances Ofsted and the Department for Education work together, but the reality behind the rhetoric may be rather different. Contrasting messages have certainly been emerging from both departments...

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C of E vicar protests against use of ‘Valuing All God’s Children” in schools

Mar 23, 2018 by

Anglican Mainstream report. Extracts from correspondence show a parish vicar’s polite but firm engagement with Diocesan Education leaders, saying that Valuing All God’s Children (VAGC) “does not reflect an Anglican/ C of E position, doctrinally or pastorally.” [The text of VAGC, and articles...

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