School inspected without any prior information
The Education Secretary said that any school could be inspected without any prior information. He warned that the schools found sub-standard would be handed over to eligible and competent leadership. The inspection report reveals that some Islamic Schools in Birmingham are promoting a culture of fear and intimidation.
The report further says that some governors of schools put pressure to run the school as they want. Education Funding Agency (EFA) has also submitted its report pointing out that Park View Educational Trust has many weaknesses. This trust runs three schools which have been rated unsatisfactory by Ofsted because the curriculum being taught in these schools promotes a conservative Islamic approach among learners.
Oldknow Academy has also been placed among five schools. It has been said that all the schools are bound to promote British values. These values include democracy, respect for diversity, tolerance and individual liberty. It has also been said that more strict rules for schools are going to be formulated.