NEWS – Christians in Education


A London council has become the first to formally encourage its schools to hold non-Christian assemblies. Brent council has said its state schools can hold assemblies based on other faiths, the first area to do so. Non-faith schools are legally required to hold one Christian assembly a day, but can be exempt if they apply to the local authority’s committee for a determination . Read more

Parents must ‘face up to the dangers’ of the internet and be prepared to have uncomfortable conversations with their children about sexting, the Culture Secretary has said. Karen Bradley has announced plans for a new ‘Internet Safety Strategy’ to make Britain the safest place in the World for children to access the internet. Read more

‎‎The government this week tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE). The amendments also allow the government to make regulations requiring personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) to be taught in all schools in England in future. Read more

A cross-party bid to force ‘hostile’ schools to give colleges and apprenticeship providers access to their pupils to promote vocational courses has been approved in the House of Lords. A move to amend the government’s technical and further education bill by former education secretaries Lord Baker and Baroness Morris succeeded last week. Read more