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Ofsted chief says take sensitive decisions out of hands of Head Teachers.

Ofsted chief says take sensitive decisions out of hands of Head Teachers.

Referring to the row over one school's hijab ban, Amanda Spielman says sensitive decisions should be taken out of schools' hands and passed to local authority, MAT or central government level 

 

The Ofsted chief inspector has suggested cutting down on individual school and headteacher autonomy, in order to prevent schools from being bullied.

Addressing MPs this morning, Amanda Spielman said that decisions currently being taken by schools could be delegated to local authority or even central government level.

During questioning by the Commons Education Select Committee, Ms Spielman discussed the case of St Stephen’s Primary, in the East London borough of Newham, where the headteacher reversed a ban on pupils under the age of 8 wearing the hijab, in response to pressure from campaigners.

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