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Muslim schools to conduct own inspections
by Graeme Paton
Private Muslim schools have been given the power to police themselves, despite widespread fears over religious segregation, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Who inspects schools? Ministers attacked over rural school closures Lydbury North PS the 'lifeblood of community' In a controversial move, they have won the right to appoint their own Ofsted-style inspectors. A new independent watchdog has been set up to be more "sensitive" toward Islamic education.
Proponents say faith schools need specialist inspectors The decision comes despite concerns some private Muslim schools are already failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain.
Barry Sheerman, the chairman of the Commons schools select committee, told MPs last month local councils were finding it "difficult to know what is going on in some faith schools - particularly Muslim schools".
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