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Children Not in School

The Government Consultation into the requirement for all home educating parents in England to register their child with the local authority closes in one week, on June 24th.  The move to make registration of all children compulsory will affect all of us, and not just those who choose to home school, undermining the principle, up to…

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Compulsory RSE Protest

Parents and MPs protest over ‘state takeover’ of parenting as Government moves forward with compulsory RSE “A fundamental shift of power to the state.”  Ministers have been accused of mounting a “state takeover” of parenting , as the Government released new draft final regulations and guidelines on Relationships and Sex Education, which will be compulsory…

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Halal Meat in Schools

The issue of Halal meat in Schools In July of this year, Lancashire Council became the first in the UK to ban unstunned halal meat from being served in schools. Not all providers of halal meat will not stun the animal prior to slaughter, but The Lancashire Council of Mosques argued that the halal slaughter…

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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…

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Parents branded Extremists

OFSTED Chief must go, says Safe at School, after “sinister” comments branding parents extremists Safe at School is calling for the resignation of OFSTED Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, after she made a series of disturbing remarks, ahead of a Church of England conference on Education, which appear to seriously threaten the rights of parents to…