Background to the genesis of denominational teaching jobs

16th June 2006 at 01:00
The Government introduced legislation in 1998 aimed at allowing state-maintained faith schools - notably those run by Anglican and Catholic churches - special dispensation to employ staff of a particular faith.

The school standards and framework Act ensured that they did not fall foul of 2003 employment regulations that made it illegal to discriminate against people on grounds of religious belief. The safeguards were later extended to fee-paying schools under the 2003 religious character of schools regulations.

King's academy and another school sponsored by the charity, Emmanuel city technology college, were registered under the regulations in January 2004, granted following an inspection by officials at the Department for Education and Skills.

Trinity was registered in October last year. The Oasis Trust's academy in Enfield, north London, which will open in September 2007, also won the status last October and two United Learning Trust academies - in Lambeth and Northampton - were registered in July 2004.

Two academies sponsored by the Church of England - Grieg academy, in north London, and the Samworth academy, to open in Leicester next year - also have the status, as does the Catholic-sponsored St Paul's academy in Greenwich, London.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today