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Steiner schools to be looked at by government?

Steiner schools to be looked at by government?

Ofsted has asked the government to look closely at Steiner schools in England, after multiple inspections of schools operating under the Steiner banner revealed worries over pupil safety.

The letter from the head of Ofsted throws into doubt the future of Steiner schools receiving state funding, after several opened as part of the free schools programme launched by Michael Gove in 2011.

Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England, said in a letter to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, that the government should “carry out a thorough examination of the underlying principles of Steiner education and consider the extent to which they may have contributed to the common failures we found in our inspections.”

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