30 Oct '14

News The Trojan horse affair has been a wake-up call on faith schools | Jonathan Romain

Until recently, we have regarded benignly faith schools and their blinkering of childrens horizons. This fresh scrutiny must now lead to actionThe Trojan horse debacle over certain schools in Birmingham is quickly morphing into an octopus whose tentacles are reaching far and wide. It has led to Ofsted cracking down on faith schools throughout the country and across religious boundaries, instigating no-notice inspections and being tougher in their verdicts.Now Beis Yaakov a Jewish secondary school for girls in Salford has been placed into special measures, while St Benedicts Catholic school in Bury St Edmunds was initially downgraded (since reversed) after inspectors said students were not aware of the dangers of extremism and radicalisation. Continue reading...

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