Faith schools

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Birmingham Islamic school sues Ofsted after being failed for leaflet
Birchfield girls’ school rated inadequate after inspectors find ‘inflammatory’ circular from 1994

Nazia Parveen

26, Jan, 2020 @1:59 PM

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‘We can’t give in’: the Birmingham school on the frontline of anti-LGBT protests
Protests by Muslims against teaching about gay relationships at their children’s primary came to a head last week. We meet the people caught between activists and the law

Donna Ferguson

26, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Teaching children to respect and celebrate LGBT+ relationships | Letters
Letters: Geoff Dexter takes issue with remarks made by Sir Michael Wilshaw, Oliver Boaler is appalled to see James Gray vote against guidelines introducing LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education, Doug Clark warns against censoring debate, and Robert Davidson says Quakers are gay-friendly

Letters

01, Apr, 2019 @4:07 PM

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Investigation after pupils say they were 'pinched and slapped' at faith school
Ofsted refers safeguarding concerns after pupils at Talmud Torah Yetev Lev primary report physical sanctions

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Feb, 2019 @7:50 PM

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How inaction causes segregation | Letters
Letters: Government inaction harms social cohesion, argues Roger Tomlinson, while Christopher Clayton berates politicians for ignoring concerns about multiculturalism. Sue Leyland sees segregation at work in the education system

Letters

20, Sep, 2018 @4:58 PM

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Desperate parents are bribing priests with muffins – our faith school system must end | Zoe Williams
Parents pretend to be religious and clerics pretend to believe them. Getting into state-funded church schools encourages hypocrisy all round

Zoe Williams

12, Sep, 2018 @3:03 PM

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Chief rabbi calls on Jewish schools to tackle homophobia
Ephraim Mirvis says many LGBT+ pupils in Orthodox schools ‘endure deep distress’

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

05, Sep, 2018 @11:01 PM

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Religious education needs overhaul to 'reflect UK', says report
Ex-education secretary says assemblies, syllabus and admissions policy need change

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

17, Jul, 2018 @4:00 PM

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Faith school zealots are abusing girls’ rights. Ofsted is correct to censure | Catherine Bennett
Claiming religious freedom is no defence for keeping female pupils in ignorance

Catherine Bennett

01, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Jewish school in UK criticised for redacting 'bare wrists' from books
Ofsted rates Yesodey Hatorah inadequate for censoring texts including Sherlock Holmes

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Jun, 2018 @5:39 PM

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The divisive issue of grammar schools returns | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the news that grammar schools in England are to get a £50m expansion fund

Letters

13, May, 2018 @4:57 PM

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Education leaders oppose Tory plans to expand grammar schools
Experts say grammar schools pose a threat to the prospects of disadvantaged children

Richard Adams Education editor

11, May, 2018 @4:37 PM

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