In further signs of the creeping influence of the Church in the education system, a Church of England-led academy trust in Newcastle is set to assume control of four schools with no religious character after it was announced that they will soon be merging with a Church of England primary school.
BASC has introduced venison to more than 10,000 children at food and farming days in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past month. The BASC Eastern team attended three events where they cooked venison tasters and gave talks about the health benefits of eating this delicious source of protein.
BASC has urged BBC presenter Chris Packham to check his facts more carefully after he committed another social media blunder.
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have come out in opposition to the proposed ban on civil society organisations formally raising concerns about schools’ admission arrangements.