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Parents right to withdraw?
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Parents right to withdraw?

Will or won’t parents retain the right to withdraw their children from sex education? Education secretary, Damian Hinds MP, reignited the sex education debate recently when he confirmed in several interviews that parents would retain the right to withdraw their children from sex education classes once the new compulsory subjects of Relationships Education (RE) in…

Home Education update
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Home Education update

The press hysteria surrounding home education shows no sign of abating – if anything, it seems to be getting worse. Following the introduction of a Private Members’ Bill by Lord Soley last autumn, which attempts to introduce registration and enforce home inspections, pressure has been building from a range of sources. The Times appears to…

Off-rolling and Exclusion
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Off-rolling and Exclusion

The dubious practice of off-rolling Ofsted has announced that it is to conduct an investigation into exclusion figures, in particular trying to establish why two regions in the north-east (Yorkshire and the Humber) have higher rates of excluded pupils than anywhere else in England. Six of the 10 worst offending areas are situated in the…

Spielman’s totalitarian Democracy
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Spielman’s totalitarian Democracy

Life in Ms Spielman’s totalitarian democracy Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, caused something of an upset recently when she spoke at the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership conference. She advocated the use of muscular liberalism to counter religious belief. Ms Spielman thinks that religion should be removed to…

Updating attitudes to Gender?
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Updating attitudes to Gender?

In 2005, the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) was hailed as world leading: it did not require people who wanted to change gender to undergo a surgical procedure. Wind the clock forward 12 years. The same GRA is now seen as outdated, humiliating, demeaning, bureaucratic and in need of significant revision. Why? Under the current law,…

Teachers’ Voice on Bullying in Schools
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Teachers’ Voice on Bullying in Schools

The Teachers’ Voice on Bullying in Schools A strategically generated hysteria claiming epidemic levels of ‘homophobic bullying’ in our schools has served as one of the main justifications for the enforcement of LGBT ideology at every level of the education system — including in our children’s classrooms. Headline findings from ‘surveys’ commissioned by special interest…