The British Humanist Association (BHA) is seriously concerned to have discovered that public funds are being spent to provide free nursery places for children at creationist, Charedi and Steiner schools. The money is allocated by local authorities as part of a scheme to provide two, three and four year olds with free education, with very few
The British Humanist Association (BHA), International Humanist Ethical Union (IHEU) and the Centre for Inquiry UK (CFI UK) joined forces outside the Bangladeshi High Commission in London today to call for action on the imprisonment of four atheist bloggers in Bangladesh.
Police in Bangladesh have arrested several “atheist bloggers” and shut down the
Ofsted has today published a new report examining the strengths and weaknesses of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education in English schools. The report, Not yet good enough: personal, social, health and economic education in schools highlights that further improvements need to be made in teacher training, curriculum coherence and
A proposed Muslim free school that had been ‘pre-approved’ by the Government to open from September has had its plans put on hold while an investigation is conducted by the Due Diligence and Counter Extremism Division of the Department for Education (DfE). Concerns were recently raised about the proposed Northern Lights Primary Free School by the
The House of Lords have passed the Defamation Bill, after a three-year campaign calling for the reform of Britain’s libel laws. On Tuesday last week, peers voted by a majority of 78 to pass the Bill, with the Bill gaining Royal Assent on Thursday. The Bill will help to protect free speech, as well as end London’s status as the ‘libel capital of t