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Educate against hate - and then what?

Posted by Simon Goulden - 21 Jan 2016

This week I was invited to the Bethnal Green Academy, a superb secondary school, Outstanding in Ofsted terms but from where last year three teenage girls absconded and left secretly for Syria.

So it was no surprise that this was the school at which the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP, announced a significant escalation of Ofsted investigations into unregistered, illegal independent schools, following the closure of three unregistered schools in Birmingham in late 2015. She also announced a new tougher approach to prosecuting illegal unregistered schools, including publishing details of when the government will take forward prosecutions and she issued a call to local authorities to identify any settings of concerns that Ofsted can follow through, with a commitment to strengthen closure powers



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