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'Stand up for faith' - Sir Michael Wilshaw.

'Stand up for faith' - Sir Michael Wilshaw.

It has never been more important for Christians to stand up for their faith, Sir Michael Wilshaw has said, warning that society is becoming increasingly "secular and materialistic".

Young people today can easily "lose sight of what really matters", and schools can help to instil good morals and values such as tolerance and compassion, the Ofsted chief suggested.

In a speech to the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges' (CATSC) annual conference, Sir Michael said when he was working in schools he saw it as his duty as a teacher and a Christian to help give pupils values that they could live by throughout their lives.

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