Conference in brief;National Association of Head Teachers

29th May 1998 at 01:00
* The NAHT has renewed its campaign to end the legal requirement for daily collective worship, saying it is unworkable. Instead the union is calling for schools to hold full-school assemblies only one day a week.

The legislation stipulates worship of a predominantly Christian nature, but the union says many of its members do not feel it appropriate in schools with a mixed population and range of religious beliefs. The Government has said it does not intend to change the law, despite a department memo which acknowledged that 70 per cent of secondaries fail to comply.

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