NEWS – Christians in Education


One of the country’s leading boarding schools is to introduce meditation sessions in an attempt to calm unsettled and fidgety children during lessons. The initiative is part of a raft of ‘creative learning’ techniques to be introduced at Brighton College. Read more

At nine, Tom was so worried about not being able to do his class work that he kept running out of the school gates. More than once he tried to escape out of a first-floor window, convinced his teacher was criticising him. He is not alone – research among 700 children aged 10 and 11 for the mental-health charity Place2Be suggests almost two-thirds worry ‘all the time’. Read more

It’s reported Muslim children outnumber Christian children at over thirty church schools in England. A study by the Sunday Times found that one Church of England school had a 100 per cent Muslim population. St Thomas in Werneth is reported by its diocese to have no Christian pupils while another school in West Yorkshire had 98% of pupils from a Muslim background. Read more

Ever since Theresa May announced plans to scrap the 50 per cent admissions cap for new faith free schools, secular campaigners have been unable to hide their disdain. As secular campaigners intensify their vocal opposition to faith schools, head teacher Andrew Cole charts the battle his Catholic voluntary aided school faced to open in west London. Read more

Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson has launched a new campaign highlighting the importance of integration in Northern Ireland’s schools. In a new video, the County Antrim-born actor calls for Protestant and Catholic children to be educated together. Read more

The school behaviour tsar has warned against the introduction of body cameras for teachers in mainstream classrooms, saying that it risks turning students into suspects. Tom Bennett, a teacher, was responding to reports that a three-month pilot scheme is taking place in two secondary schools to test the use of body cameras as a way of helping teachers to tackle low-level disorder in classrooms. Read more