21 Nov '14

News Ofsted chief: pupils at east London faith schools at risk of radicalisation

Education secretary urged to act with urgency following Ofsted inspections of six independent Muslim schools and a state secondarySir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, has said pupils at independent Muslim faith schools in Tower Hamlets “may be vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation” and called on the government to act with urgency.Wilshaw’s advice note to education secretary Nicky Morgan on Friday follows Ofsted inspections last month of six independent schools in the east London borough, as well as Sir John Cass school, a state secondary. All seven schools were judged to be inadequate by inspectors. Continue reading...

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