14th April meeting: Richy Thompson on Faith schools
Our events calendar seems to have deleted itself, so apologies for not posting this sooner.
We have a guest speaker on Tuesday 14th April. Richy Thompson from the BHA is coming to talk to us about faith schools.
Around a third of all state-funded schools are schools ‘with a religious character’ – the legal term for ‘faith’ schools. This number has grown in recent years as successive governments have increased the influence of religious groups in the state-funded education system.
The BHA aims for a secular state guaranteeing human rights, with no privilege or discrimination on grounds of religion or belief, and so we campaign against ‘faith’ schools, and for an inclusive, secular schools system, where children and young people of all different backgrounds and beliefs can learn with and from each other. The BHA challenges ‘faith’ schools’ admissions, employment and curriculum policies, as well as the privileged processes by which new ‘faith’ schools continue to open.
The meeting on Tuesday 14th April begins, as usual, at 7.30pm in the Henslow Room at Arlington’s Brasserie, 13 Museum Street, Ipswich, IP1 1HE. Click here for a map. Parking is in one of the town’s car parks.
Family and friends welcome.