Primary Education News

7 Nov '14

News Government bows to Christian pressure over religious education

Education department waters down proposal for pupils to study a minimum of two religions in wake of Trojan horse scandalPupils studying religious education will be taught that Britain is traditionally Christian, after the government bowed to pressure from the Anglican and Catholic churches and watered down proposals for pupils to study a minimum of two religions.The initial proposals, made in the wake of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham schools, were aimed at stopping schools from using religious education as a vehicle for promoting extremist Islamic ideas. Continue reading...

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