Primary Education News

14 Oct '14

News Jewish schools complain over hostile Ofsted inspections

Group claims Jewish schools disproportionately targeted and that inspectors asked pupils inappropriate questionsA group representing Orthodox Jewish schools has said Ofsted created a climate of hostility during visits by inspectors, with pupils interrogated about sex, relationships and lifestyle during a snap inspection carried out recently.The National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools (Najos) has written to the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, and to Ofsted in protest at the questioning. Ofsted said its staff were following national guidelines, some of which were introduced in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal involving Islamic influence in schools in Birmingham. Continue reading...

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