08 April 2017

Primary pupils at risk of extremism at Birmingham school, Ofsted warns

Pupils at a Birmingham Islamic primary school could be at risk of radicalisation because of safeguarding failings, Ofsted has warned.

Government inspectors have highlighted extremism concerns and criticised management at the independent Birmingham Muslim School (BMS).

.... Now a published report has highlighted a ‘weak culture of safeguarding’ at the Golden Hillock Road school, including a lack of alertness by staff to ‘the risks of pupils being radicalised’.

It concluded the school had not met ‘all of the independent school standards that were checked during this inspection’.

Ofsted said: “Consequently, there is the potential for pupils to be exposed to extremist views through contact with older pupils or adults out of school, such as when on school trips.

"As a result, the school is not taking all reasonable steps to protect pupils from exposure to partisan political views.” [Birmingham Mail] Read more