Andrew describes what changes have taken place in education since the Commission reported and made its recommendations.
British society is in serious need of higher levels of religious literacy. The potential for misunderstanding, stereotyping and oversimplification based on ignorance is huge – and schools have a big part to play in putting this right.
LUCY VICKERS: In public discussions about faith schools, the focus often falls on the admission of pupils. Yet discrimination against teachers on the basis of faith or belief is just as significant, especially because schools are treated in English law differently to other organisations with a faith ethos.
CLAIRE DWYER: Faith schools are consistently opposed on the grounds that they inhibit social cohesion and accentuate existing social inequalities. Yet while some have been forced to amend their admissions criteria, others have found novel ways of addressing concerns about social segregation.