Climbdown on schools?
It was reported in late December that the government has made a ‘climbdown’ in response
to concerns around the independent school
standards of September 2014 which resulted
in Ofsted downgrading
faith schools, or
threatening them with potential closure.
However, no amendments have been made
to the regulations, but non-statutory guidance was produced that clarifies that it is ‘not
necessary for schools or individuals to “promote” teachings, beliefs or opinions that conflict with their own, but nor is it acceptable
for schools to promote discrimination against
people or groups on the basis of their belief,
opinion or background’.