04 January 2017

Bethnal Green Islamic school slammed by Ofsted for 'book on how women should behave'

Inspectors downgraded Darul Hadis Latifiah in Bethnal Green, which caters for boys aged 11 to 20, after an inspection during which a book was found in the library which promoted “inappropriate” views on “how girls and women should behave”.

The school said it was unaware of the book’s presence and that it referred only to the belief women should “dress modestly”.

Very few pupils were able to name “the new British prime minister or were aware of the first female presidential candidate in the elections taking place in the United States of America” during the inspection.

The inspectors concluded that the government’s counter-terrorism Prevent policy was not being fully implemented, saying pupils were not being “prepared for life in modern Britain”. [Evening Standard] Read more