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Discrimination is alive and well … and directed at Christians

Respected fee-paying school Trent College, near Nottingham, founded in 1868, recently reported its chaplain, Reverend Dr Bernard Randall, to the Government’s anti-terrorism Prevent programme, designed to protect the vulnerable from radicalisation and recruitment into terrorist activity.   Good heavens!  What on earth was the Reverend doctor’s offence?  Had he been indoctrinating pupils into fundamentalist beliefs that encouraged the slaughter…

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Tribunal rules Christian could be fired for Facebook post raising RSE concerns

Bristol Employment Tribunal has rejected Kristie Higgs’ claims for discrimination and harassment in connection with her dismissal for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school. Ironically, the decision has been made shortly after new government guidelines have restricted the Relationships and Sex Education…

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Resources to trust

Calling all parents and teachers. Want to find teaching resources you can trust? Look no further! Relationships Matter – Lovewise has just released new resources for use in primary school Relationships Education! ‘Relationships Matter’ fulfils the Government’s Statutory Guidance for this new subject in the basic curriculum in primary schools in England. This is a…

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RSE – Get it Right!

On June 1st, The Values Foundation launched ‘RSE – Get It Right!’, an education initiative supporting parents, schools and local authorities across England, to ensure children are taught time-honoured, established values within Relationships and Sex Education which will be compulsory in all schools from September 2020. As reported elsewhere on Parent Power, during the past…

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Faith in Home-Schooling?

Parents and Education Our surrounding culture is changing and the current health crisis is a window of opportunity to reflect on parental responsibilities towards the education or their children. Forty years ago, my wife and I realised that we should take responsibility for the education of our six daughters, then ranging from six to fourteen…