Discussion by: BioDaveOI teach Science at a secondary comprehensive school in the UK. As part of my teacher training, I previously had to teach at a Roman Catholic School. Having to teach evolution as ‘just’ a theory and the slant on creationism made me angry, however because it was a Roman Catholic school I let it go.
This morning at my current school a member of the RE department gave an assembly to the year 7 tutor groups that presented science in a poor light and was extremely pro creationism! I keep all my opinions on religion to myself at school so as to remain professional. But I don’t see how in the UK as it stands, at a standard state-run secondary school, this is allowed year in and year out! This is not Utah or Texas.. We are not a school with links to the church.
I was so angry I wanted to start asking provocative questions about Flying Spaghetti Monsters just to wind this guy up!
Does anyone know if this kind of thing is allowed in the UK? The legislation I have read seems very ambiguous. If my child sat through that I would take it straight to the governors. I am new at the school and dont want to tread on toes.