The Christian Institute - Education News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/education The latest education news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 26 May 2019 13:01:10 +0000 Sun, 26 May 2019 13:01:10 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Oz school apologises over LGBT non-uniform day https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/ A school in Australia has apologised for asking pupils to pay extra money to not wear multi-coloured clothing at a non-uniform day.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/
MP under fire for questioning LGBT teaching for 4-year-olds https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-under-fire-for-questioning-lgbt-teaching-for-4-year-olds/ A Birmingham MP who raised concerns about the “age appropriateness” of four and five-year-olds learning about LGBT issues has faced a barrage of criticism.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 08:02:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-under-fire-for-questioning-lgbt-teaching-for-4-year-olds/
Controversial sex-ed curriculum approved in California https://www.christian.org.uk/news/controversial-sex-ed-curriculum-approved-in-california/ Parents in California are objecting to a new sex education curriculum issued by the state’s Department of Education.

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Wed, 15 May 2019 14:54:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/controversial-sex-ed-curriculum-approved-in-california/
Govt U-turn protects teachers' freedom to disagree with same-sex marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-u-turn-protects-teachers-freedom-to-disagree-with-same-sex-marriage/ The Government has revised draft guidance which effectively banned disagreement with same-sex marriage in independent schools across England.

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Mon, 13 May 2019 15:48:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-u-turn-protects-teachers-freedom-to-disagree-with-same-sex-marriage/
Law protecting free speech on college campuses passed in Oklahoma https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oklahoma-passes-law-protecting-free-speech-on-college-campuses/ The US state of Oklahoma has passed a law protecting students’ rights to free speech.

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Thu, 02 May 2019 15:36:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oklahoma-passes-law-protecting-free-speech-on-college-campuses/
School dismisses Christian over Facebook LGBT posts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/school-dismisses-christian-over-facebook-lgbt-posts/ A Christian school assistant has been dismissed after she shared two posts on Facebook challenging pro-LGBT education.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:50:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/school-dismisses-christian-over-facebook-lgbt-posts/
Govt stresses: Primary kids should be taught about LGBT issues https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-stresses-primary-kids-should-be-taught-about-lgbt-issues/ Education Secretary Damian Hinds has reiterated the Government’s desire that schools should teach young children about LGBT issues.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:32:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-stresses-primary-kids-should-be-taught-about-lgbt-issues/
Parents challenge trans 'toolkit' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-challenge-trans-toolkit/ Concerned parents have joined forces to persuade Oxfordshire County Council to withdraw its ‘Trans Toolkit’ from local schools.

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:46:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-challenge-trans-toolkit/
Govt unveils plan for home school register https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-unveils-plan-for-home-school-register/ Parents who educate their children at home would have to register their activities with the Government, under new plans.

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:35:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-unveils-plan-for-home-school-register/
Welsh Govt could follow England in scrapping parents' sex ed right to withdraw https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-could-follow-england-in-scrapping-parents-sex-ed-right-to-withdraw/ The right of parents to withdraw children from Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) could be scrapped under new plans from the Welsh Government.

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Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:30:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-could-follow-england-in-scrapping-parents-sex-ed-right-to-withdraw/
Former Ofsted chief: 'Schools should impose LGBT teaching' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-ofsted-chief-schools-should-impose-lgbt-teaching/ The former head of Ofsted has said controversial LGBT lessons at Birmingham’s Parkfield School should “absolutely” be reinstated despite parents’ opposition.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:40:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-ofsted-chief-schools-should-impose-lgbt-teaching/
Ofsted-backed LGBT course suspended by primary school after parents protest https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-backed-lgbt-course-suspended-by-primary-school-after-parents-protest/ Parkfield Community School in Birmingham has agreed to suspend its LGBT-promoting ‘No Outsiders’ programme until a resolution is reached with parents.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:04:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-backed-lgbt-course-suspended-by-primary-school-after-parents-protest/
Scottish Govt will not review schools trans guidance https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-will-not-review-schools-trans-guidance/ The Scottish Government has said that it will not review misleading transgender guidance it funded, despite opposition from parents, teachers and women’s groups.

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:15:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-will-not-review-schools-trans-guidance/
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/
CI urges Ofsted: Back parents, don’t undermine them https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ci-urges-ofsted-back-parents-dont-undermine-them/ Parents should not be pushed aside if they object to their children being taught about same-sex relationships, The Christian Institute has said in a challenge to schools watchdog Ofsted.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:55:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ci-urges-ofsted-back-parents-dont-undermine-them/
Ex-Stonewall and Ofsted exec put in charge of free school group https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-stonewall-and-ofsted-exec-put-in-charge-of-free-school-group/ A former senior executive at Stonewall and Ofsted has been appointed as Director of a publicly-funded free school group.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:50:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-stonewall-and-ofsted-exec-put-in-charge-of-free-school-group/
Church schools and youth groups 'do great work', says Education Secretary https://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-schools-and-youth-groups-do-great-work-says-education-secretary/ Education Secretary Damian Hinds has praised church schools and youth groups, saying they ‘do great work’.

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:13:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-schools-and-youth-groups-do-great-work-says-education-secretary/
Matilda star's mum defends home education https://www.christian.org.uk/news/matilda-stars-mum-defends-home-education/ A mother at the centre of a high-profile dispute over her daughter’s home schooling has hit out at calls for the compulsory registration of home-educated children.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:50:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/matilda-stars-mum-defends-home-education/
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/
Scots trans schools guidance ignores needs of other children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-trans-schools-guidance-ignores-needs-of-other-children/ A women’s campaign group has warned that Scotland’s new guidance for schools on ‘Supporting Transgender Young People’ may have negative impacts on other children.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:59:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-trans-schools-guidance-ignores-needs-of-other-children/