The Christian Institute - ‘British values’ in schools News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/education/british-values-in-schools The latest ‘british values’ in schools news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:28:01 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:28:01 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Ofsted warned: Don’t tar all faith schools with same brush http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-warned-dont-tar-faith-schools-brush/ Some faith schools are among the best schools in the country and should not be dismissed as ‘anti-British values’, a commentator has said.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:03:47 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-warned-dont-tar-faith-schools-brush/
Ofsted to march on with contentious ‘British values’ drive http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-march-contentious-british-values-drive/ Ofsted will try to give its ‘British values’ drive a new lease of life, despite it being mired in controversy for the last three years.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:49:05 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-march-contentious-british-values-drive/
Former gay rights campaigner handed top Ofsted post http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gay-rights-campaigner-handed-top-ofsted-post/ A “proud former Stonewall campaigner” has been handed a leading role at schools’ regulator Ofsted.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:43:41 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gay-rights-campaigner-handed-top-ofsted-post/
Nicky Morgan shuns MPs advice on new Ofsted chief http://www.christian.org.uk/news/nicky-morgan-shuns-mps-advice-on-new-ofsted-chief/ Schools’ regulator Ofsted is under scrutiny again after Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said she will force through the appointment of its new head, despite strong opposition from MPs.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:08:04 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/nicky-morgan-shuns-mps-advice-on-new-ofsted-chief/
'British values' agenda criticised by Bishop of London http://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-agenda-criticised-by-bishop-of-london/ Government efforts to promote ‘British values’ in schools could play a part in turning the State into an “ideologically driven Big Brother”, the Bishop of London has warned.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:31:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-agenda-criticised-by-bishop-of-london/
Ofsted: 'Parents must ensure kids tolerate other faiths' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-parents-must-ensure-kids-tolerate-other-faiths/ The Chief Inspector of Schools has said that parents who choose for their children to be educated according to their own faith must ensure they are tolerant of other religions.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:16:39 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-parents-must-ensure-kids-tolerate-other-faiths/
Majority of top-performing primaries are faith schools http://www.christian.org.uk/news/majority-of-top-performing-primaries-are-faith-schools/ The latest league tables have revealed that over half of the top-performing primaries in England are faith schools.

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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:10:51 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/majority-of-top-performing-primaries-are-faith-schools/
Roman Catholics: 'Ofsted unfairly criticises our schools' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/roman-catholics-ofsted-unfairly-criticises-our-schools/ Schools with a religious ethos are being unfairly treated by Ofsted inspection teams, the Roman Catholic education agency has told MPs.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:57:51 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/roman-catholics-ofsted-unfairly-criticises-our-schools/
UK Christians see danger in Govt's 'British values' agenda http://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-christians-see-danger-in-govts-british-values-agenda/ The vast majority of evangelical Christians in the UK recognise the danger of the Government’s ‘British values’ agenda, a new survey has found.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:11:07 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-christians-see-danger-in-govts-british-values-agenda/
'Ofsted and DfE have ignored anti-Christian intolerance' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-and-dfe-have-ignored-anti-christian-intolerance/ Ofsted and the Department for Education have given “inadequate attention” to the “bullying of Christian pupils”, The Christian Institute has told Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-and-dfe-have-ignored-anti-christian-intolerance/
'British values' in schools 'undemocratic and intolerant' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-in-schools-undemocratic-and-intolerant/ The Government’s attempt to force controversial ‘British values’ on faith schools goes against the principles of a tolerant and democratic society, an atheist commentator has warned.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:55:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-in-schools-undemocratic-and-intolerant/
Ofsted 'misled Parliament' in British values schools row http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-misled-parliament-in-british-values-schools-row/ Ofsted has been accused of misleading Parliament over an investigation into complaints from parents at Christian schools.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 10:17:47 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-misled-parliament-in-british-values-schools-row/
'Ignore ill-considered British values rules', says head http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ignore-ill-considered-british-values-rules-says-head/ The controversial ‘British values’ rules brought in by the Department for Education last year should be ignored, according to the head of a successful all-boys school.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:42:54 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ignore-ill-considered-british-values-rules-says-head/
'British values' curriculum scrutinised by MPs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-curriculum-scrutinised-by-mps/ The Education Select Committee has called for careful handling of the Department for Education’s controversial ‘British values’ regulations.

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:00:50 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-curriculum-scrutinised-by-mps/
MP: 'Faith schools are being damaged by British values' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-faith-schools-are-being-damaged-by-british-values/ The Department for Education’s controversial ‘British values’ rules have received strong criticism in Parliament.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:32:33 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-faith-schools-are-being-damaged-by-british-values/
Christian school won't be challenging closure http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-school-wont-be-challenging-closure/ Leaders of a Christian school have decided not to commence a legal challenge to a controversial announcement by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to pull its funding.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:22:04 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-school-wont-be-challenging-closure/
Under fire Christian school fights back on BBC Radio 4 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/under-fire-christian-school-fights-back-on-bbc-radio-4/ A threatened Christian school has defended itself on BBC Radio 4, saying a critical Ofsted report “contradicts” clear evidence.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:37:12 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/under-fire-christian-school-fights-back-on-bbc-radio-4/
Christian school will close, Nicky Morgan confirms http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-school-will-close-nicky-morgan-confirms/ Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has confirmed that she plans to go ahead with closing a Christian school, despite hearing numerous concerns from parents, pupils and teachers.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:30:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-school-will-close-nicky-morgan-confirms/
EU to probe Christian schools after humanist complaint http://www.christian.org.uk/news/eu-to-probe-christian-schools-after-humanist-complaint/ British Christian schools could face a European Commission investigation, following complaints from a humanist campaign group.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/eu-to-probe-christian-schools-after-humanist-complaint/
School leaders: Nicky Morgan is 'tainted with bias' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/school-leaders-nicky-morgan-is-tainted-with-bias/ The leaders of a Christian school which Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has promised to close have argued that she is ‘biased’ in her decision making.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:00:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/school-leaders-nicky-morgan-is-tainted-with-bias/