Archive: Faith Schools Equality
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Humanists UK has written to the Department for Education (DfE) requesting details of what, if any, equality impact assessment the DfE carried out before deciding to allow new fully segregated faith schools to open by the back door.
The proportion of schools with a religious character increased last year by the equivalent of 76 extra schools – and the proportion of pupils in ‘faith’ schools has also continued to rise. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has expressed dismay at the further segregation of the state-funded education system.
BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson is among a number of experts interviewed for a new documentary on 'faith' schools which will be screened this Wednesday 18 August at 9pm on More4.
The new Labour leader Ed Miliband has expressed his support for inclusive schools in an interview with Radio 5 Live.