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Ofsted warns of inflammatory books in illegal schools

Illegal schools are operating in squalid conditions using worrying materials including books by people banned from the country, the head of Ofsted told MPs this morning. Amanda Spielman was asked about an article in The Times on Saturday and replied: … Continue reading

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Amanda Spielman interview: ‘There are children in this country for whom British values are meaningless’

Amanda Spielman interview: ‘There are children in this country for whom British values are meaningless’ Ofsted’s chief inspector says she will not be intimidated into silence In the past, schools were most worried about exam results and discipline while ministers … Continue reading

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Extremists target Ofsted over faith schools ruling

The chief inspector of schools has accused hard-left activists and religious extremists of trying to stop her clampdown on illegal Muslim schools with a campaign of intimidation. Amanda Spielman revealed that one of Ofsted’s regional offices has been forced to … Continue reading

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Don’t use disadvantaged pupils as excuse for badly-run schools

Disadvantaged pupils should not be used as an excuse for chronically under-achieving schools, the head of Ofsted has warned, as it was revealed that more than 130 have consistently under-performed for a decade. Amanda Spielman, the education watchdog’s chief inspector, … Continue reading

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Ministers order takeover of Muslim school after it is branded unsafe

The government has ordered the takeover of one of England’s first state-funded Muslim secondary schools, an institution where a child died and offensive books were found in the library. The books stated that a husband can beat his wife and … Continue reading

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