The evidence suggests it would be a damaging mistake, but Labour is pressing on regardless.
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I’m naturally wary of the state interfering unnecessarily, but at minimum it is important to ascertain their whereabouts and that they really are being educated.
James Frayne: The public’s views on sex and relationships education are more nuanced than you might imagine
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
The latest consultation was due to be published at the end of 2018, but there is still no clear publication date in sight.
The problem is Parliament putting new legal obligations on local authorities, for worthy causes, but then leaving the cost to fall on Council Taxpayers.
In his column, Walshe made some extraordinary claims about our proposals and our country. The reality is very different.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
The man his critics call the ‘Viktator’ has two new policies – one a gimmick, one deeply sinister.
Robert Halfon: Thatcherism was wrong. We need to build social as well as economic capital. Including in our schools.
Educational traditionalists are wrong to believe that if we focus on academic rigour and high standards alone, everything else will fall into place.
Ross Ewing: Let’s face it. In practice, Chope was wrong about this FGM Bill. But in principle, his broader point is right.
The Christchurch MP opposes unscrutinised laws making the statute book. If Ministers are so keen on this measure, they should take it up themselves.
Using our extensive links with schools, charities and parents, we have designed an array of internet safety measures.
Young people must have a sense of active citizenship. A reassertion of respect for authority figures is needed.
Parents could choose to stretch childcare payments over time whilst they continue earning the salary they deserve.
Halfon is wrong to attribute the rise in school exclusion rates to any disregard for those affected.
This issue is too important for us to let it be distorted by out-of-date socialist attitudes towards the private sector.