Ofsted accused of ignoring anti-Christian bullying

Friday 31st July 2015 06:48 EDT

Following an in-depth investigation into radicalisation at a group of schools in Birmingham, ofteds and the Department of Education (DfE) were allegedly accused of “ignoring” the bullying of Christian students at Muslim schools.

Colin Hart, director of the Christian Institute, a pressure group and a charity said, “Ofsted's system for detecting intolerance is clearly inadequate if it is not picking up on anti-Christian sentiment.”

Colin Hart wrote the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan. He wrote, “You will see they include anti-Christian chanting in assemblies, GCSE pupils who opted to learn Christianity being left to teach themselves, and Christians being called 'ignorant' or 'liars' by teachers.”

A Department of Education spokesperson said, “Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and all schools should take an active role in tackling it. Heads, teachers, governors and trustees are working tirelessly to resolve deep-seated issues at these Birmingham schools which developed over a long period of time.”  

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