Revealed – five schools STILL open despite extremist fears… and 18 private Islamic schools defy inspectors branding them unsafe

Oct 3, 2016 by

by Lucy Osborne, Mailonline: Dozens of Islamic schools continue to operate despite inspectors finding that pupils are unsafe, exposed to extreme views or unaware of basic British values, a Mail investigation reveals today. The findings suggest that a supposed Government crackdown on extremism in schools – following the Trojan Horse scandal – has failed to materialise. Five Islamic schools have been allowed to stay open after inspections found they were failing to protect children from...

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Islamic School Ofsted report censored

Oct 1, 2016 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: A taxpayer-funded Islamic school has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, partly because of gender segregation concerns. We do not know what other concerns are raised in the report because it has been censored. Media have been banned from naming the Islamic school by a judge after the school challenged the report. The judge said that identification of the school would be likely “to generate a media storm.” This is in spite of general agreement that...

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Inadequate Christian schools named and shamed; inadequate Muslim school.. censored

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: When the Durham Free School and Grindon Hall Christian School were excoriated by Ofsted last year for a raft of educational deficiencies (not least of which was failing to promote ‘British values’ by not teaching what Muslims believe and what lesbians do), they were very publicly named and shamed for their ignorance, bigotry and discriminatory views. Actually, it was apparently the ignorance of just a few individual pupils, but that didn’t matter to Ofsted. As one...

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Archbishop addresses Anglican secondary school heads

Sep 28, 2016 by

Archbishop Justin Welby set out the Church of England’s education vision at the Anglican Academies and Secondary Heads Conference at Coventry Cathedral on Friday 23 September. Read the text of the Archbishop’s speech:  Church Schools: Communities of faith and reconciliation in a multi-faith context  When I last spoke on education it was 22nd June – the day before the vote on whether the UK remained or left the European Union. While it was only three months ago, as a country we are...

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‘Church schools serve the common good’

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Justin Welby, tes: The CofE has educated millions of Britons alive today, and it has ambitious plans to extend its reach, says the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Education is at the heart of the work that the Church of England does for the common good. Through its 4,500 primary and 200 secondary schools, it educates around 1 million children a day. It is estimated that around 15 million people alive today attended a Church of England school. The fundamental purpose of Church of...

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Freshers’ Week: Students, resist SU coddling and insist on being treated as adults

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Tom Slater, Spiked: Freshers’ week, once a time full of boozing, socialising and awkward dorm-room fumblings, is now little more than an induction into a brave new world of campus authoritarianism. New students today – arriving to find consent workshops, trigger warnings and fancy-dress bans – aren’t treated like adults, starting an exciting new chapter in their lives. Instead, they’re treated like children, in need of constant coddling and intervention. That’s why, this freshers’ week,...

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