The National Secular Society have been caught out again telling porkies about the protection of non-faith staff in faith schools:
Responding to letter from the National Secular Society to the Secretary of State, shared with the media, about the protection of non-religious staff in faith schools, a Department for Education spokeswoman said:
We are disappointed with the misleading claims from the National Secular Society (NSS). The clause highlighted by the NSS is in fact there to ensure that the statutory rights of staff are protected when a school converts to Academy status.
The Education Bill does not reduce protections for teachers within faith schools that convert into Academies and we are confident that the Bill does not breach any domestic or European law.
As I've said before - if the NSS want secular schools, they should go and set them up rather than frothing at the mouth over faith schools.