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  • Court of Appeal ruling against gender segregation in faith schools is welcomed
    The Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled that a faith school’s strict segregation of pupils by gender amounts to unlawful gender discrimination because it denies individual pupils opportunities to mix socially and interact with other pupils of the opposite sex. The ruling overturns a judgment from the High Court last November that ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 19-10-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Accord urges Government to address faith school race discrimination
    The UK Government has this week published an audit of government held data on how people from different ethnic groups are treated across different public services. Instigated by the Prime Minister last August, the initiative seeks to ‘reveal racial disparities and help end the burning injustices many people experience across ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 13-10-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Jewish nursery school teacher sacked for not being married
    A former teacher at an ultra-Orthodox nursery school in London has claimed they were sacked for being in a cohabitating relationship. The accusation has been made in an Employment Tribunal between the school and former teacher, which has been reported on today in national media. Chair of the Accord Coalition, Rabbi Dr ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 04-10-17By Paul Pettinger
  • Faith school isolates Rastafarian child for having dreadlocks
    Fulham Boys School in London has demanded that a Rastafarian pupil has their dreadlocks cut off because they break the school’s uniform and appearance policy. The policy of the Church of England free school bans dreadlocks, despite them being important to many Rastafarians. The pupil’s mother has told local media ... (more)
    Source: Accord CoalitionPublished: 29-09-17By Paul Pettinger

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