The Christian Institute - Ofsted inspections of churches News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/extremism/ofsted-inspections-of-churches The latest ofsted inspections of churches news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:20:02 +0000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:20:02 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Govt confirms: Ofsted will not inspect churches https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-confirms-ofsted-will-not-inspect-churches/ Churches will not be inspected as part of Government attempts to counter extremism, the Department for Education has confirmed.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:26:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-confirms-ofsted-will-not-inspect-churches/
Ofsted chief grilled over ‘mission creep’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-grilled-mission-creep/ Ofsted has been accused of attempting to inspect people’s private lives by pushing for more out-of-school settings powers.

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:10:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-grilled-mission-creep/
Ofsted tries again to get out-of-school powers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-reattempts-bid-inspect-church-youth-groups/ Schools inspector Ofsted is seeking to revive controversial plans which could affect church youth groups.

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:32:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-reattempts-bid-inspect-church-youth-groups/
Queen's Speech confirms Govt pushing ahead on 'all forms of extremism' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/queens-speech-confirms-govt-pushing-ahead-forms-extremism/ Plans for a Counter-Extremism Commission have been announced in the Queen’s Speech, but free speech campaigners called for the Government to pause its plans and consult widely.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:37:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/queens-speech-confirms-govt-pushing-ahead-forms-extremism/
'Absurd' Sunday School inspections show religion seen as 'a problem' by Govt https://www.christian.org.uk/news/absurd-sunday-school-inspections-show-religion-seen-problem-govt/ Proposals for Ofsted to inspect Sunday Schools illustrate that Govt ministers see religious faith as “a problem”, a former Cabinet minister has said.

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:23:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/absurd-sunday-school-inspections-show-religion-seen-problem-govt/
'Catch-all extremism policy is waste of time', says former Cabinet MP https://www.christian.org.uk/news/catch-extremism-policy-waste-time-says-former-cabinet-mp/ A former Cabinet Minister has called for the Government to ‘reset’ its extremism policy, after concerns were raised by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:29:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/catch-extremism-policy-waste-time-says-former-cabinet-mp/
Christian charities warn over Welsh Govt youth work plans https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-charities-warn-over-welsh-govt-youth-work-plans/ Christians in Wales have been urged to contact their politicians about Welsh Government plans to register and inspect church youth work.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:08:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-charities-warn-over-welsh-govt-youth-work-plans/
MPs attack controversial church youth work plans https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-attack-controversial-church-youth-work-plans/ The Government has faced a fresh attack over plans to give schools’ regulator Ofsted the power to investigate church youth work.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:45:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-attack-controversial-church-youth-work-plans/
MPs praise Christian groups, but Ofsted concerns loom https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-praise-christian-groups-but-ofsted-concerns-loom/ Christian voluntary work in society is a “glue that holds together the fabric of our communities”, the House of Commons has heard.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 11:47:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-praise-christian-groups-but-ofsted-concerns-loom/
Ex-Army head criticises out-of-school settings plans https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-army-head-criticises-out-of-school-settings-plans/ The former head of the Army has warned that the Government’s controversial out-of-schools settings plans could affect cadet training courses.

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:06:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-army-head-criticises-out-of-school-settings-plans/
'Ditch British values checks for youth groups': say MPs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ditch-british-values-checks-for-youth-groups-say-mps/ MPs believe the Government should scale back or drop “meddling and intrusive” inspections of out-of-school settings in England, a new poll has found.

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:53:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ditch-british-values-checks-for-youth-groups-say-mps/
MP: We should promote Bible teaching to kids, not restrict it https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-we-should-promote-bible-teaching-to-kids-not-restrict-it/ The UK should be “promoting, celebrating and encouraging” Christian children’s work rather than restricting it, an MP has said in a Parliamentary debate.

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:33:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-we-should-promote-bible-teaching-to-kids-not-restrict-it/
MPs urge Govt to 'bury' plans to inspect Sunday schools https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-urge-govt-to-bury-plans-to-inspect-sunday-schools/ ‘Unlawful’, ‘unworkable’, ‘badly thought through’, and ‘hopelessly broad’ – just a few terms MPs used today to describe Government plans to regulate non-school settings.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:30:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-urge-govt-to-bury-plans-to-inspect-sunday-schools/
'Ofsted head should be sacked', says senior Tory MP https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-head-should-be-sacked-says-senior-tory-mp/ The head of Ofsted should be sacked for saying live on air that Sunday Schools will face inspections under Government plans, a senior Conservative MP has said.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:55:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-head-should-be-sacked-says-senior-tory-mp/
Ofsted church youth work plans in confusion https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-church-youth-work-plans-in-confusion/ The head of Ofsted has said that Sunday schools will be affected by plans to regulate non-school settings, which directly contradicts recent Government statements.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:34:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-church-youth-work-plans-in-confusion/
Ofsted plans 'catastrophic' for voluntary sector, says MP https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-plans-catastrophic-for-voluntary-sector-says-mp/ Plans for Ofsted to regulate out-of-school settings could burden churches, discourage volunteers and cause unnecessary distress to children, a Conservative MP has warned.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:26:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-plans-catastrophic-for-voluntary-sector-says-mp/
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/
'Plans for Ofsted over-reach attack religious freedom' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/plans-for-ofsted-over-reach-attacks-religious-freedom/ Plans for Ofsted to regulate after-school clubs and summer camps represent an “unprecedented attack” on religious freedom, The Christian Institute has warned in a letter to the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:33:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/plans-for-ofsted-over-reach-attacks-religious-freedom/