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Sir Michael Wilshaw speaks out about political correctness.

Sir Michael Wilshaw speaks out about political correctness.

Former chief inspector speaks out after Ofsted wins gender segregation case at High Court 

 

Political correctness is stopping the Department for Education from intervening in schools that discriminate against pupils or are illegal, Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.

The former Ofsted chief inspector’s claims come after Ofsted won a High Court case that supported its view that segregating boys and girls at mixed-sex schools amounts to unlawful discrimination.

On Friday, Ofsted published its inspection report about the Al Hijrah school in Birmingham, which was at the centre of the case.

It said that pupils had “easy access” to books in the school library containing “derogatory views about, and incited violence towards, women.”

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