The Christian Institute - ‘British values’ in schools News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/education/british-values-in-schools The latest ‘british values’ in schools news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:51 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:51 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Parents withdraw 600 children from Birmingham school over LGBT lessons https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-withdraw-600-children-from-birmingham-school-over-lgbt-lessons/ An estimated 600 pupils have been withdrawn from a school in Birmingham after parents raised concerns that their children were being ‘brainwashed’ by LGBT lessons.

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:14:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-withdraw-600-children-from-birmingham-school-over-lgbt-lessons/
MPs grill Ofsted chief over ‘anti-faith agenda’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-grill-ofsted-chief-over-anti-faith-agenda/ Faith communities are “incredibly anxious” about Ofsted, and the organisation must do more to ease their worries, a senior MP has told the organisation’s Chief Inspector.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 13:19:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-grill-ofsted-chief-over-anti-faith-agenda/
Ofsted downgrades nursery – citing concerns about extremism https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-downgrades-nursery-citing-concerns-extremism/ A pre-school nursery has been downgraded by Ofsted, with inspectors saying staff need to do more to protect toddlers from “extreme behaviours or views”.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:50:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-downgrades-nursery-citing-concerns-extremism/
Ofsted chief grilled over push to exert ‘muscular liberalism’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-grilled-push-exert-muscular-liberalism/ Amanda Spielman, who leads schools’ watchdog Ofsted, has been challenged on the BBC over her efforts to promote “muscular liberalism”.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:46:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-grilled-push-exert-muscular-liberalism/
Jews challenge Ofsted over threats to religious values https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jews-challenge-ofsted-threats-religious-values/ Thousands of Jewish people have called on the Government to protect their religious freedom, in the face of opposition from Ofsted.

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:50:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jews-challenge-ofsted-threats-religious-values/
Charles Moore: Must religion always lose in battle with equality? https://www.christian.org.uk/news/charles-moore-must-religion-always-lose-battle-equality/ Religion will come second to ‘equality’ as long as “secularists are allowed to sit in judgment in a kangaroo court”, former newspaper editor Charles Moore has said.

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:04:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/charles-moore-must-religion-always-lose-battle-equality/
‘Intolerant’ Ofsted challenged over sex questions at school inspection https://www.christian.org.uk/news/intolerant-ofsted-challenged-sex-questions-school-inspection/ Ofsted’s inspection of a Jewish school which left young girls feeling “severely shaken” has been slammed by media commentators.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:59:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/intolerant-ofsted-challenged-sex-questions-school-inspection/
Secularists welcome Ofsted's 'muscular' speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-welcome-ofsteds-muscular-speech/ A secular campaign group has praised the head of Ofsted for “rebuking” the Church of England with her comments on “muscular liberalism”.

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:12:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-welcome-ofsteds-muscular-speech/
Institute to Ofsted: Don’t use liberalism as a cover for secularism https://www.christian.org.uk/news/institute-ofsted-dont-use-liberalism-cover-secularism/ Ofsted must not take the Chief Inspector’s call for “muscular liberalism” as an opportunity to enforce aggressive secularism, The Christian Institute has warned.

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:40:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/institute-ofsted-dont-use-liberalism-cover-secularism/
Ofsted warned: Don’t tar all faith schools with same brush https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-warned-dont-tar-faith-schools-brush/
Ofsted to march on with contentious ‘British values’ drive https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-march-contentious-british-values-drive/
Former gay rights campaigner handed top Ofsted post https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gay-rights-campaigner-handed-top-ofsted-post/
Nicky Morgan shuns MPs advice on new Ofsted chief https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nicky-morgan-shuns-mps-advice-on-new-ofsted-chief/
'British values' agenda criticised by Bishop of London https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-agenda-criticised-by-bishop-of-london/
Ofsted: 'Parents must ensure kids tolerate other faiths' https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-parents-must-ensure-kids-tolerate-other-faiths/
Majority of top-performing primaries are faith schools https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/majority-of-top-performing-primaries-are-faith-schools/
Roman Catholics: 'Ofsted unfairly criticises our schools' https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/roman-catholics-ofsted-unfairly-criticises-our-schools/
UK Christians see danger in Govt's 'British values' agenda https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-christians-see-danger-in-govts-british-values-agenda/
'Ofsted and DfE have ignored anti-Christian intolerance' https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-and-dfe-have-ignored-anti-christian-intolerance/
'British values' in schools 'undemocratic and intolerant' https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-values-in-schools-undemocratic-and-intolerant/