Primary Education News

18 Jul '14

News Fears of Islamophobia gave activists free rein in Birmingham schools

Scathing report prompts call for rethink of schools oversight as MP threatens to name council officials who took no actionA group of fundamentalist "activists", mostly men of Pakistani origin, infiltrated the management of at least 10 schools in Birmingham, sometimes breaking the law in order to introduce Muslim worship and sex segregation, according to a highly critical report.Their activities were unimpeded by council officials who were fearful of allegations of Islamophobia, who forced ousted teachers to sign gagging clauses rather than treating their complaints seriously as whistleblowers, Ian Kershaw, the authority's independent adviser, concluded. Continue reading...

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