The TES is reporting that Nicky Morgan has written to the school attended by three girls feared to have disappeared to Syria to join Islamic State offering her support…
…In her letter, Ms Morgan thanks the school’s staff for providing “reassurance to parents and pupils on their return to the school” this week after the half-term break.
“I know this must be a difficult time for everyone involved with Bethnal Green Academy, but I understand from my conversations with the regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson that your communication with parents and pupils has been clear and effective, and that you feel confident that everything possible is being done to keep pupils safe,” she says.
“While we hope and pray for the safe return of the pupils in question, we also think of their friends and acquaintances at the school who will no doubt struggle to come to terms with the events of recent days.”
She adds: “I know that you and the staff there are doing everything possible to provide them with the help and support they need and to ensure they continue to thrive in a safe, tolerant environment where the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance are promoted and widely shared…”
See the letter in full at: Letter from Nicky Morgan to Bethnal Green Academy
Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin every morning (around 7 am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link!