20 Jun '14

News What do Michael Gove's new rules on 'British values' mean for schools?

In response to the 'Trojan horse' row Michael Gove has introduced new rules that community leaders claim could bar conservative Muslims from acting as school governors. How do you think the new clauses will be interpreted?The Department for Education has introduced new rules that give Michael Gove the power to close free schools and academies with governors who do not demonstrate "fundamental British values".The Muslim Council of Britain said that the new clauses inserted into the model funding agreement with free schools would make it very difficult for conservative Muslims to become governors. It warned that the change would hand the education secretary the power to interpret "British values" as he sees fit. Continue reading...

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