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Jewish school failing on safety, curriculum and tolerance, says Ofsted

Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:34

Jewish school failing on safety, curriculum and tolerance, says Ofsted

Ofsted has deemed a state-funded Jewish school inadequate after finding it deliberately undermined pupils' safety, taught a narrow curriculum and failed to promote tolerance.

A report has severely criticised the leadership of Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls' School, a Chasidic school in the Stamford Hill area of north London. The school has previously been caught censoring textbooks and questions on exam papers.

Inspectors said the school's leaders had restricted pupils' access to advice and guidance about how to keep safe, including by redacting helpline numbers from books.

Leaders had "limited the range of books available to pupils" and stopped them from learning about particular topics. They had not fulfilled their statutory duty to provide sex and relationships education. The majority of the school's personal, social, health and economic education was taught through the religious curriculum.

Read the full story on the National Secular Society website.

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