SACRE (NASACRE). Ofsted – Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Teachers ‘fear evolution lessons’ (in all Schools? – UK) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7028639.stm
"Never has so much power been in the hands of so few" – UK. "We don’t think that your child can keep within the ethos of our School". Copy/Paste http://www.dorsetforyou.com/media/pdf/q/l/Junior_-_Middle_School_Transfer_-_Sep_09.pdf
"Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, said: "There is a big difference between answering students’ questions about creationism and actually introducing it into the lessons in the first place as part of the curriculum.
"If the teacher raises the topic, then it takes on an authority that it does not deserve.
"Hampshire should think again about this proposal. It will add nothing to the education of children, but will create confusion in their minds about what is science and what is religion." Ref, "How can your Local Education Authority be so remarkably silly"? (silly – ref, to "creationism" or ID – Richard Dawkins)
Mess and muddle ‘for all our children in the playground’: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/mar/10/faith-schools-liberal-democrats
Creationism in Hampshire?
Many members have got in touch to express their concern over reports that Hampshire County Council has recommended that creationism and ‘intelligent design’ be taught in school science lessons. We have been in touch with the local authority directly and through local humanist representatives on the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education and have been reassured that it is not the intention that either creationism or intelligent design should be taught in science lessons in schools in Hampshire. A unit has been proposed in line with Hampshire’s syllabus for RE which will examine creationism and intelligent design in RE, building on learning about evolution in science lessons. As part of our work on countering creationism and in ensuring objective fair and balanced RE, representatives of the BHA and local humanists will be meeting soon with the author of the unit to clarify the intentions of the unit, and to ensure that any guidance to schools is firmly rooted in good educational principles, and the government’s clear guidance that creationism and intelligent design are not science and must not be taught as such in schools.