Legal aid for pupil's prayer challenge questioned by school head

Apr 16, 2024 View Original Article
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53% : Andrew Copson, chief executive of the Humanists UK charity, said: 'In the absence of national guidance on religious practices in schools and of a serious national discussion about existing laws, cases like this will continue to be brought.
51% : 'Schools should be environments where everyone feels welcomed and valued, but that doesn't mean students have untrammelled religious freedom.'Where the manifestation of religion is deemed divisive or disruptive, a balance must be struck.
50% : The ban was introduced in March last year after 30 students began to pray in the school's yard, using blazers to kneel on - with the rules imposed due to concerns about a 'culture shift' towards 'segregation between religious groups and intimidation within the group of Muslim pupils', the court was told.
49% : 'Schools that are secular and multicultural must be allowed the same right that religious schools have: the right to unity, the right to reject division, the right to not have the black group, the Hindu group, the Muslim group, the LGBT group etc.'Everyone is welcome in our community but our community isn't an empty space - it has its own identity which we invite everyone to belong to.
48% : 'I respect our client's mother for supporting her in this.'After the court ruling, an impassioned Ms Birbalsingh said: 'Schools should not be forced by one child and her mother to change its approach simply because they've decided they don't like something at the school.'The former government social mobility tsar spoke out after the student took legal action against the high-achieving school, claiming the policy was discriminatory and 'uniquely' affected her faith due to its ritualised nature.
45% : 'The Equality Act is a shield, not a sword, and teachers must not be threatened into submission.'
44% : Schools shouldn't be left alone to deal with this.
40% : 'Schools should not be forced by one child and her mother to change its approach simply because they have decided they don't like something at the school.'
40% : Schools should not be forced by one child and her mother to change its approach simply because they have decided they don't like something at the school.

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