Grindon Hall founders resign

Via the BCSE Forums. Report from Schoolsweek 2nd October 2016 Founders of Christian faith school resign after secular takeover The founders of a Christian-ethos free school have resigned as trustees, citing anger at the government’s “lack of protection” for the institution’s religious character. Elizabeth Gray and John Burn have stepped away from the Grindon Hall Christian

More media coverage of Durham Free School (updated 6/3/15)

The Independent reports (Durham Free School: ‘Creationism taught at’ free school facing closure) that not only did they teach creationism (see Doomed Durham Free School taught Intelligent Design Creationism and Durham Free School creationism), but that: The school, which has already been ordered to close by the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been accused of harbouring “prejudiced views” of

Durham Free School creationism

Jonny Scaramanga has delved into the teaching of creationism in the Durham Free School – State-funded school in Durham, England employed a creationist science teacher – (which I blogged about yesterday – Doomed Durham Free School taught Intelligent Design Creationism). Jonny has uncovered what looks like a track record of creationist activity by the science teacher responsible

Doomed Durham Free School taught Intelligent Design Creationism

From The Darlington and Stockton Times, Brainwashed: Christian school taught Intelligent Design as fact Education Secretary Nicky Morgan controversially withdrew Government funding for the Durham Free School after a damning Ofsted report last month. Last night the school was at the centre of another controversy – that it taught creationism as a scientifically valid subject

Alice Roberts visits The UK’s creationist zoo

I see from The Guardian that Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement at Birmingham University, and frequent TV presenter) has visited the Noah’s Ark Farm Zoo (Why I won’t be going back to Bristol’s creationist zoo: A creationist zoo in Bristol will bewilder adults and potentially undermine children’s education). I’ve previously blogged about this zoo and

Free schools must teach evolution

There’s an article in today’s Guardian which indicates that all these free schools which form part of Michael Gove’s misguided concept of state centralisation of education must teach evolution (Free schools must teach evolution, ministers announce). All free schools will be forced to present evolution as a comprehensive and central tenet of scientific theory, ministers

Grindon Hall Christian School and creationism

Among the three Free Schools heavily implicated in creationism that were announced recently is Grindon Hall Christian School. Over at their website (Grindon Hall Christian School – The School), we can read: A Christian School – this means we affirm Christian truth, employ Christian teachers, hold a daily act of Christian worship and aim to