9 Jun '14

News The Birmingham schools Ofsted has put in special measures

Pupils at five of the 21 schools inspected in light of the 'Trojan horse' letter have been deemed to be at risk of extremismSchool inspectors have put five schools in special measures after deeming them "inadequate" and putting pupils at risk of extremism. After an unprecedented 21 Ofsted inspections of Birmingham schools, following fears of a "Trojan horse" plot to turn schools into recruiting grounds for extremists surfaced earlier this year, inspectors on Monday released reports that found evidence of religious conservatism including the setting-up of a madrassa using school funds, the cancellation of Christmas celebrations, the removal of arts and music lessons, and an inability to develop an "understanding of the different customs, traditions or religions that exist in Britain". Continue reading...

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