Scrap compulsory Christian assemblies in schools,say governors

Governors have been told to defy a 70-year-old law which says state schools must hold daily Christian assemblies because it is ‘meaningless’ in today’s society. In a landmark move, the National Governors’ Association said many non-faith schools are already ignoring the law because teachers are ‘unable or unwilling’ to lead group worship. The organisation, which represents more than 300,000 school governors in England, added: ‘Schools are not places of worship, but places of education,’ reports The Daily Mail

 

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