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Does Ofsted have 'an anti-faith agenda'?

Does Ofsted have 'an anti-faith agenda'?

Amanda Spielman has rejected claims that Ofsted is pursuing an “anti-faith” agenda in its inspection of religious schools.

The chief inspector told MPs on the education select committee that Ofsted did not inspect faith schools with greater "intensity", insisting that inspectors took their duty to be fair and objective “incredibly seriously”.

Ms Spielman was responding to concerns from faith communities raised by committee chairman Robert Halfon and Labour MP Ian Mearns.



Mr Halfon said he had received representations from faith bodies suggesting “that Ofsted is now delivering an anti-faith agenda”.

He explained that religious groups were concerned about Ofsted in a way they had not been under previous chief inspectors.

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