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Sunday schools in her sights

In a speech to church school leaders on 1 February, Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector for Schools, talked of ‘muscular liberalism’ being used to curb religious extremism in schools and ‘under the radar’ settings.

Ruth Woodcraft

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Amanda Spielman | photo: gov.uk

Quoting one of the ‘British values’, she noted that in some Islamic ‘schools’ books had been found where wife beating was encouraged. This appeared in a discourse on ‘segments of particular faiths’ outside ‘mainstream Anglican practice in school’ which unfairly would include many Christian organisations and churches.