The Christian Institute - Education News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/education The latest education news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:39:51 +0000 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:39:51 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Nursery staff told not to say 'boys and girls' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nursery-staff-told-not-to-say-boys-and-girls/ Nursery staff in Scotland have been told not to call children ‘boys’ and ‘girls’.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:09:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nursery-staff-told-not-to-say-boys-and-girls/
Children given explicit sex manuals without parental consent https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-given-explicit-sex-manuals-without-parental-consent/ A mother in Canada has expressed concerns after her child received graphic sexual materials when they were taken to a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) conference.

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:33:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-given-explicit-sex-manuals-without-parental-consent/
Children must learn about homosexual sex, say secularists https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-must-learn-about-homosexual-sex-say-secularists/ The National Secular Society (NSS) has called for children in Scotland to be taught about homosexual sex.

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:28:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-must-learn-about-homosexual-sex-say-secularists/
Faith schools top primary league tables https://www.christian.org.uk/news/faith-schools-top-of-primary-league-tables/ Faith schools account for almost half of the top 500 state primary schools in the UK, latest league tables show.

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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:14:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/faith-schools-top-of-primary-league-tables/
Family campaigners oppose calls for LGBT lessons https://www.christian.org.uk/news/family-campaigners-oppose-calls-lgbt-lessons/ A group of doctors have been criticised for saying that primary school children should be taught what it means to be lesbian, gay or bisexual.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:36:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/family-campaigners-oppose-calls-lgbt-lessons/
Govt may retain schools' freedom to disagree with same-sex marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-may-retain-schools-freedom-disagree-sex-marriage/ Draft guidance which restricts the ability of church schools to teach about same-sex marriage is being amended, according to The Sunday Times.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:37:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-may-retain-schools-freedom-disagree-sex-marriage/
Anti-Christian bullying on the rise in Australian schools https://www.christian.org.uk/news/anti-christian-bullying-rise-australian-schools/ Christian parents in Australia are increasingly turning to home education in the face of a massive rise in anti-Christian bullying.

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Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:32:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/anti-christian-bullying-rise-australian-schools/
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/
Relationship and Sex Education proposals revealed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/relationship-sex-education-proposals-revealed/ Parents of primary school children will not be allowed to withdraw youngsters from Relationships Education, but Sex Education will not be compulsory, Government plans have confirmed.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:12:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/relationship-sex-education-proposals-revealed/
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/
Scot Govt backtracks over endorsement of 'shocking' school trans guidance https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-backtracks-endorsement-shocking-school-trans-guidance/ Guidance on transsexualism in schools which sidelines parents does not have the ‘formal endorsement’ of the Scottish Government – despite months of appearing to do so.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:31:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-backtracks-endorsement-shocking-school-trans-guidance/
Parents object to school LGBT event, prompting climbdown https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-object-school-lgbt-event-prompting-climbdown/ A primary school in London has toned down its LGBT celebration event after parents expressed their concerns.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:03:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-object-school-lgbt-event-prompting-climbdown/
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/
5-year-olds to get LGBTQ+ sex education in Wales https://www.christian.org.uk/news/5-year-olds-get-lgbtq-sex-education-wales/ Sex education which is “fully inclusive of all genders and sexualities”, and covers schoolchildren from the age of five, has been announced by the Welsh Government.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 12:24:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/5-year-olds-get-lgbtq-sex-education-wales/
Parents outraged over explicit sex ed video https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-outraged-explicit-sex-ed-video/ The head of a US secondary school’s Physical Education department has been suspended after he allowed a group of 14-year-old girls to be shown a graphic sex education video.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 14:46:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-outraged-explicit-sex-ed-video/
Teachers' union calls for ‘abortion rights’ to be taught in secondary schools https://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-union-calls-abortion-rights-taught-secondary-schools/ Abortion should be taught as an “essential element” of the secondary school curriculum, according to the UK’s largest education union.

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:08:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-union-calls-abortion-rights-taught-secondary-schools/
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/
Humanists want LGBT issues taught in primary schools https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanists-want-lgbt-issues-taught-primary-schools/ A humanist campaign group wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT issues – and has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory”.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:10:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanists-want-lgbt-issues-taught-primary-schools/
Backlash after Ofsted's ‘muscular liberalism’ push https://www.christian.org.uk/news/backlash-ofsteds-muscular-liberalism-push/ Ofsted’s Chief Inspector is facing calls to resign following her inflammatory speech about faith schools.

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:47:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/backlash-ofsteds-muscular-liberalism-push/