Keeping Faith in Schools
CARE Scotland's current roadshow on schools' issues is due to visit Inverness as follows:
Part of CARE's pre-amble reads:
- The formality of school boards is being replaced by a more flexible structure of parent councils
- Religious observance in schools has become a celebration of 'the shared values of the school community’
- The current school building programme is arguably the most extensive ever
- Some secondary schools now operate as community schools
- The Curriculum for Excellence promises significant changes in curriculum and assessment at all stages
- There is now a formal pre-5 curriculum
- Current programmes of sex and relationship education can create tensions between promoting sexual health and respecting faith positions
For parents of school-age children these developments can easily seem bewildering; so much changing in a short space of time.
As an organisation actively involved in monitoring and commenting on education, CARE for Scotland senses that this is an appropriate time to help Christian parents understand some of the current developments in Scottish education.
The series of roadshows planned around Scotland for autumn 2007 aims to encourage, inform and motivate Christian parents in their involvement with their children’s education.
<Click here> for more information from CARE's website; which has a facility for on-line booking.