From the Guardian:
Dozens of schools are using creationist teaching materials condemned by the government as "not appropriate to support the science curriculum", the Guardian has learned.
The packs promote the creationist alternative to Darwinian evolution called intelligent design and the group behind them said 59 schools are using the information as "a useful classroom resource".
A teacher at one of the schools said it intended to use the DVDs to present intelligent design as an alternative to Darwinism. Nick Cowan, head of chemistry at Bluecoat school, in Liverpool, said: "Just because it takes a negative look at Darwinism doesn't mean it is not science. I think to critique Darwinism is quite appropriate."
OK well Nick Cowan should be sacked and banned from teaching. He's either pushing a religious agenda on to his students or he is deeply ignorant about intelligent design and shouldn't be in a position to teach his ignorance.
The fact the founders of ID started with a conclusion and then worked backwards to try and throw something together to try and support their beliefs means it should be treated very suspiciously even if it was a science.
Using arguments disproved a hundred years ago, isn't science and finally by definition alone, it is not science.
I'll quote US District Judge John E. Jones III who dealt with those on the Dover School board who tried to push it:
In making this determination, we have addressed the seminal question of whether ID is science. We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents. [...] The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy.
The government here has also made its position clear on the matter. However we have no legal framework to defend ourselves from religious encroachment like our comrades do in the United States.
But the government has made it clear that "neither intelligent design nor creationism are recognised scientific theories". The chairman of the parliamentary science and technology select committee, the Lib Dem MP Phil Willis, said he was horrified that the packs were being used in schools.
"I am flabbergasted that any head of science would give credence to this creationist theory and be prepared to put it alongside Darwinism," he said. "Treating it as an alternative centralist theory alongside Darwinism in science lessons is deeply worrying."
The organisation that sent these materials out to every secondary school in the country is called Truth in Science, from looking over their website it is obvious they're just a religious organisation with an agenda to rubbish evolution.
From their website:
This has considerable social, spiritual, moral and ethical implications.
It is not the task of science to deal with spiritual or moral issues. Science is the search for truth and it will not change the truth just to try and make people feel better by putting them into a delusional stupor.