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Warning over Steiner schools.

Warning over Steiner schools.

The head of Ofsted has issued a warning over Steiner schools after more than three quarters failed their inspection.

Amanda Spielman revealed that of the 26 Steiner schools that have been inspected by Ofsted over the past year, 13 were branded “inadequate” and seven were rated as “requires improvement”.

In a letter to the Education Secretary, Ms Spielman said: “The performance of Steiner schools overall remains poor, and there are areas of weakness that need to be addressed.

“Most worryingly, inspectors found that a significant minority of the schools had ineffective safeguarding practices, and I continue to be concerned about the provision for pupils with SEND [special education needs and disabilities] about quality of education more generally and about leadership.”

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