Six snap OFSTED inspections undertaken in Tower Hamlets amid suspicion of new Trojan Horse plot

Oct 20, 2014 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: Snap inspections have been carried out in six East London schools by Ofsted, over fears that another Trojan Horse plot could be underway in the borough of Tower Hamlets. The inspections were ordered by the Department of Education after concerns were raised about the influence of Islamic teaching in the schools’ curriculums. Five of the six schools are private Islamic faith schools, and one is a Church of England primary. The schools include the East London...

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Christian school ‘downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly’

Oct 20, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: A successful Christian school has been warned it is to be downgraded by inspectors and could even face closure after failing to invite a leader from another religion, such as an imam, to lead assemblies, it is claimed. The small independent school in the Home Counties was told it is in breach of new rules intended to promote “British values” such as individual liberty and tolerance in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal, involving infiltration by hard-line Muslim...

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Why should Church of England schools be punished for the faults of Islamist extremists?

Oct 17, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, Conservative Home: Irrespective of the electoral threat from UKIP, it would surely be reasonable to expect Conservative politicians to take a principled stand for the right of Church of England schools to foster a distinctively Anglican ethos. This is because their party has traditionally been in favour of conserving an established national Church with the monarch as Supreme Governor. This historic disposition has never been renounced in any Conservative manifesto, and indeed...

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Dangerous new school regulations published

Oct 4, 2014 by

From C4M The Government has published dangerous new regulations which require schools in England to ‘actively promote’ the rights enshrined in the Equality Act. As a result, schools will undoubtedly be put under pressure to promote same-sex marriage. Advice from a senior QC confirms this. This all conflicts directly with previous good guidance issued by the Government. But earlier reassurances can’t disguise the fact that schools will now have to comply with the new minimum standards. The...

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Schools ‘could be sued’ under new regulations – senior QC

Oct 3, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: New education standards which may politicise the curriculum pave the way for schools being sued over what they teach, according to a senior QC. In a legal opinion for The Christian Institute, John Bowers QC said the regulations break the “seal” that prevents schools facing legal action over what is taught. The standards, which came into force last month, require academies, free schools and independent schools in England to ‘actively promote’ the rights defined in...

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Schools minister backs explicit sex education for children aged 11

Sep 27, 2014 by

By Jack Doyle, Mailonline: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has endorsed a controversial sex education resource for schools which includes information about rape, domestic violence, pornography, female genital mutilation and online sex abuse. She has put her name to a document produced by a group of activists, the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which they say is designed to ‘fill gaps’ in sex and relationship education. The sheet says it intends to help teachers confront ‘harmful...

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