Ofsted chief: Governor intervention was probed at Luton faith schools

Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw during a visit to Fairlawn Primary School, in Honor Oak, south east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 8, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire ENGEMN00120120213124124

Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw during a visit to Fairlawn Primary School, in Honor Oak, south east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 8, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire ENGEMN00120120213124124

Two Islamic faith schools in Luton were given snap inspections to investigate if governors had too much control over day to day running, according to Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.

 

Giving evidence to MPs on the education select committee this morning, Sir Michael said that across the country there was no evidence of extremism in pupils but there is “promotion of a culture which would have made children vulnerable to extremism because of disconnection to a wider society.”

Olive Tree Primary and Rabia Girls’ and Boys’ schools were both given inadequate ratings by inspectors, who were summonedto visit by the Department for Education.

When asked if there is evidence of governors running schools instead of setting policy, Sir Michael said: “We’re looking at schools where this might be happening, we’ve been looking at schools in Bradford and in Luton, and where we receive information that this might be happening elsewhere we are conducting unannounced inspections.

He added: “Where we see serious problems with governance it affects our decision and our judgment.”

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/community/community-news/ofsted-chief-governor-intervention-was-probed-at-luton-faith-schools-1-6168481

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s