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Ofsted uncovers ‘extremely worrying’ material in unregistered schools

Ofsted uncovers ‘extremely worrying’ material in unregistered schools

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
31/10/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, has written to the Public Accounts Committee about the risks to schools.

In a letter to the Public Accounts Committee, she said: “We have, for instance, found books that say it is acceptable for men to use physical violence against their wives, texts that say it is unacceptable for women to refuse sex to their husbands, and literature calling for the death of gay people. “These texts have no place in young people’s education.” Ms Spielman gave the example as she highlighted the dangers of unregistered schools which also include “very narrow education” being taught, and the “ability to hide child abuse”. She said inspectors had been “shocked” by their findings, often in unsafe and squalid premises, with a poor quality of education and in some cases a severely limited curriculum