BANNING PARENTS FROM RE OPTOUT | Admin10

RE has hit the headlines again this week, with Derek Holloway, the Church of England’s lead RE officer, stating that parents should be banned from removing their children from RE lessons. A number of reasons are given, which contain some very broad, and false, assumptions.

Parts of the reasoning are, frankly, sinister. There are oblique references to far right political groups, religious fundamentalists and minority faith groups, all lumped together and all creating a ‘dangerous’ precedent. This is exactly the kind of hysterical rhetoric that fans the flames of suspicion, hatred and…

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NEWS | Admin10

They were once considered an inoffensive publication, used mainly to announce upcoming cake sales, inset days and quiz nights. But now school newsletters have become the latest front of a battleground between teachers and pushy parents, as schools try to reassert their dominance by using increasingly ‘authoritarian’ language. Read more

Transgender students should not have to declare their birth gender when applying to university sports clubs, the National Union of Students is expected to rule. At the moment transgender or intersex students are only allowed to join the teams that they were…

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VIEWS | Admin10

Parents should be banned from pulling their children out of RE classes because they are preventing students from learning about Islam, the Church of England has warned.  Derek Holloway, the Church’s lead on RE policy, said that those with ‘fundamentalist’ religious beliefs are ‘exploiting’ laws which give them the right to withdraw children from the lessons, in order to stop them from learning about the Muslim faith.  Read more

Education Secretary Justine Greening has said that ‘common ground’ must be reached with faith schools on LGBT sex ed. The Education Secretary last month passed a…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it. Read more

Millennials do not consider themselves ‘grown up’ until they reach the age of 27, a survey has found. More than half said that feeling like a fully mature adult depended on reaching particular milestones in life. 22 per cent of the…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it. Read more

Millennials do not consider themselves ‘grown up’ until they reach the age of 27, a survey has found. More than half said that feeling like a fully mature adult depended on reaching particular milestones in life. 22 per cent of the…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it. Read more

Millennials do not consider themselves ‘grown up’ until they reach the age of 27, a survey has found. More than half said that feeling like a fully mature adult depended on reaching particular milestones in life. 22 per cent of the…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it. Read more

Millennials do not consider themselves ‘grown up’ until they reach the age of 27, a survey has found. More than half said that feeling like a fully mature adult depended on reaching particular milestones in life. 22 per cent of the…

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