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All articles & reviews tagged with education

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March 2021
News > Society

Welsh education changes ‘driven by secularists’

New legislation in Wales that will remove parental right of withdrawal from certain lessons is a ‘major reform’ that has been driven by secular campaigners. According to John Denning, education officer for The Christian Institute, the Wales Curriculum Bill is exceptionally broad, but there are two areas of particular concern around the teaching of…

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February 2021
News > Education

Parents fight Welsh government over compulsory sex education in schools

Welsh parents and supporters have lost the first step of their fight against the Welsh government’s proposals to prohibit them from taking their children out of state-school sex education classes. In a heated debate in the Welsh Parliament, during which Christian Senedd Member Darren Millar put up a robust defence of parents’ rights, members…

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February 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

All Fulham boys matter

People are far from equal. Socially, academically, economically, mentally, physically. Rightly, politicians and educators try to address this, and in doing so ‘group’ people together. Pupil Premium (disadvantaged children who receive additional school funding), BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic), SEN (Special Educational Needs) and so on. Pressure groups and organisations take up the…

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November 2020
News > Education > Society

School worker loses wrongful dismissal case over LGBT social media postings

A Christian school worker who was sacked for criticising LGBT lessons on Facebook has lost her appeal. Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, last year after sharing two Facebook posts. At an employment tribunal in Bristol, she claims her sacking breached her freedom of speech and…

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November 2020
News > Education

Government guidance on gender lessons welcomed

Christian groups have welcomed guidance from the Department of Education (DfE) which says schools must not use gender stereotypes to tell children they might be transgender. In new guidance for schools on how to plan their Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, the DfE told teachers to present equality issues in a balanced way. The…

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October 2020
News > Education

Christian Heritage Centre receives Mayflower painting

One positive aspect of recent lockdown conditions has been the opportunity for many to tidy up, sort out, and even rediscover household objects and keepsakes they forgot they ever had. Some of these forgotten treasures of local and wider interest are donated to the Christian Heritage Centre in Rowley Regis. A recent addition took…

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October 2020
Articles > Guest column

Have we lost our vision for Christian education?

S. J. Curtis, in his History of Education in Great Britain tells us, ‘The important fact, so often forgotten in modern times when the State plays such a predominant part in education, is that the English schools were the offspring of the Church, which regarded them as one of its chief instruments in the…

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