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Amanda Spielman risks splitting communities

Very sad that Amanda Spielman is bringing her respectable HMCI office in disrepute by playing ‘hijab’ politics and backing headteachers who may wish to ban the hijab. Ahead of his union’s conference in Brighton, National Education Union leader Kevin Courtney … Continue reading

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Amanda Spielman scaremongering again!

Soon after the uproar about the strategic appointment of a Home Secretary favoured Muslim name person to lead Theresa May’s Commission for Countering Extremism, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector and Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman is grabbing headlines again. The Hijab conscious … Continue reading

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Ofsted and hijab update

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman HMCI has now replied to my open letter  – her letter can be read by clicking here  – I leave it to the readers to judge the quality and appropriateness of her response. However, what is … Continue reading

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Concerning coded references to some in the Amanda Spielman’s Ofsted Report 2017!

As the scope of Ofsted work has changed since its inception in 1993, contents of its annual reports have changed too and now include inspection evaluation of many education and care settings, including Children’s Services and Skills – but what … Continue reading

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McDonald’s apologises for the hijab incident

Following the report that a Muslim woman was told to remove her headscarf or leave one of the fast-food chain’s restaurants in London, I, on the behalf of the Harrow Monitoring Group and the Harrow Council for Justice, raised the … Continue reading

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Ofsted and hijab!

Letter to Amanda Spielman HMCI of education Dear Amanda Spielman As a retired inspector of schools who participated in Ofsted school inspections for fourteen years, I’m sad to see Ofsted credibility being recently damaged by government/political influence, resulting in situations … Continue reading

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What ‘values’ do MPs follow under Theresa May, and Priti Patel factor?

Very sad to hear that an ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life. But then the MP behaviour and conduct inside and outside the Parliament have been a … Continue reading

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Pressure to address Rohingya Muslims plight

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan is pressing world leaders to do more to help Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who face genocide. There is growing demand for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Key to return the Peace Prize because of not speaking out … Continue reading

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Plight of Rohingya Muslims

Civil wars in Myanmar (Burma – a previous British colony) have been a part of Myanmar’s socio-political life since its independence in 1948, a usual colonial legacy. Muslims in the Rakhine State of Myanmar are a major part of the … Continue reading

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Birmingham school ‘conspiracy’ theory fizzled out but the damage has been done!

Do we loudly hear from the right-wing press, which recycled ‘Islamist conspiracy to takeover state schools’ in Birmingham, that the government has now dropped proceedings to ban fourteen out of fifteen remaining teachers implicated with the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair? Obviously … Continue reading

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