News – Causes and Campaigns

  • Universities highlight existing divisions in society
    A new study from the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath has found major inequality between the ethnic composition of universities in the UK. The study finds that while universities are more diverse than where most students grew up, students from the most and least diverse neighbourhoods ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 18-08-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Databank of faith schools research updated
    The Accord Coalition has today updated its free to access databank of research regarding the role of religion and belief in school age education. Newly added pieces of academic study include ones that make arguments which run counter to positions held by Accord, highlighting the breadth of information that the ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 04-08-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Overwhelming majority of the public think good schools should be mixed environments
    Most people believe pupils being able to mix with those from different backgrounds is an important characteristic of a good secondary school. The finding has been revealed in a report released last month on public attitudes to schools by the education charity, the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). NatCen ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 28-07-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Ofsted battles to prevent gender segregation in faith schools
    In the Court of Appeal last week, Ofsted challenged aspects of a Judicial Review which found against rulings by its inspectors that gender discrimination in a mixed sex faith school was discriminatory and illegal. The Judicial Review was heard in the High Court in November and pursued by the school ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 21-07-17By Paul Pettinger

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