The Daily Mail is reporting a Muslim faith school has accused Ofsted of racism after the watchdog slams posters branding music and dancing as ‘acts of the devil’.
The Darul Uloom Islamic High School said the leaflets – described by Ofsted as evidence of safeguarding weakness – were not found on its premises but at the rear door of an adjacent mosque.
And the independent school in Small Heath, Birmingham, has alleged that an Ofsted inspector angrily refused to take off their shoes during a recent inspection, describing them as ‘extremely belligerent’ throughout the visit.
Ofsted said a large pile of copies of the leaflet were found in May in areas shared by the mosque and school and used by pupils.
Inspectors were also critical of Darul Uloom – which caters for boys aged 11 to 16 – for failing to provide pupil progress information.
In a statement issued after Ofsted’s latest findings were published, the school – which has a music curriculum – said the leaflets had no association with the mosque or the school and had been ‘dumped’ by a member of the public…
‘Furthermore in regards to the inspection in question, the conduct of the Ofsted inspectors during this inspection were unacceptable and racist.’
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