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21 Nov '14

News ‘Radicalisation risk’ at six Muslim schools in London

Ofsted orders east London schools to change or face closure amid concerns that pupils are not being taught British valuesSix independent Muslim faith schools in London’s East End must make urgent changes or be forced to close, the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, said after Ofsted inspectors faulted them for failing to promote British values and safeguard their pupils.According to analysis by Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s chief inspector, six private schools in Tower Hamlets “focused intensively on developing Islamic knowledge and understanding at the expense of other important areas of the curriculum”, ignoring creative subjects such as music and art. Continue reading...

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