News – Causes and Campaigns

  • Theresa May’s Rabbi calls for schools to promote greater religious integration
    Coinciding with this week’s Queen’s Speech, the rabbi of the synagogue in the Prime Minister’s constituency, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, has written to Theresa May to ask her to reconsider the Government’s proposal to drop the cap that prevents faith free schools selecting no more than 50% ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 23-06-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Catholic Education Service backs downs over judicial review
    The Catholic Education Service has brought its admissions guidance into line with recent rulings from Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) which struck down state funded Catholic schools rewarding places to children from families that have obtained the Certificate of Catholic Practice. Catholic education officials have also withdrawn a legal ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 16-06-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Proposed Church ‘power grab’ of group of Northumberland community schools
    The Church of England is set to gain influence over eight community schools in Northumberland under proposals that the schools link with a single Church voluntary controlled school to form a multi-academy trust (MAT). Accord has previously warned about a threat to the character of community schools that join a ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 08-06-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Overwhelming majority of the public want to maintain the 50% religious selection cap for new faith schools
    A new opinion poll has found that four out of every five voters prefer that new faith schools should continue to operate under the current cap which limits the schools from not selecting more than half of their pupils on religious grounds. Last September the Prime Minister announced plans to do away with the 50% cap ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 29-05-17By Paul Pettinger

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