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19 Jun '14

News Governors of new academies and free schools told to abide by 'British values'

New rules brought in by Michael Gove in wake of 'Trojan horse' controversy could stop conservative Muslims from being trusteesCommunity leaders have warned that some Muslims could be effectively barred from becoming trustees or governors of new academies and free schools under rules introduced by the education secretary, Michael Gove, in response to the "Trojan horse" controversy.The Department for Education has inserted new clauses into the model funding agreement for academies stipulating that its governors should demonstrate "fundamental British values", and giving the secretary of state powers to close schools if they do not comply. Continue reading...

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