Under new regulations, teachers in academies must encourage respect for the basis of the law: but what if, as in the gay marriage Act, that basis is false?
The inevitable result will be to open Catholic teachers up to increased scrutiny, pressures and complaints
English and Welsh bishops agree to ‘resist any pressure’ to establish such schools
Education Secretary says academy status offers Catholic schools the chance to ‘extend hard-won freedoms’
Catholic Education Service urges Government to consider voluntary-aided academies part-funded by Catholics
But head of CES warns that free schools and new academy schools will only be able to select half of their pupils on the basis of faith
Eighty-four Catholic schools have expressed an interest in becoming academies this September