Dear Sir Michael
Re: Ofsted’s proposals to enforce registration of Sunday Schools and other Christian Children and Youth Organisations
The Prevent Strategy is being used by the government and Ofsted to enforce politically correct moral values and nouveau ‘British Values’, which are whatever the government defines them to be.
You really think we can’t read in-between the lines of your interview comments made in the LBC Interview on 14 January 2016, that you are using the crisis issue of Muslim out of school classes (that teach Islamic doctrines of hate of the infidel, rape, murder and Jihad in all its variants as policies endorsed by Allah and Mohammed) to enforce state control on the Biblical doctrines taught by Christian teachers?
Firstly, why do you need to have an “even-handed way... (for) church groups or religious groups (who) want to run out-of-school classes... they need to register so that the country and the Department of Education know they exist and that they’re being run properly.”
Are Christian out-of-school classes the cause of Islamic terrorist attacks and acts of violence against innocent people across the world, and the threat of death and rape if you don’t convert to Islam?
It’s farcical, if it wasn’t so sinister, that you think you need to be fair and impartial in treatment and judgement in Ofsted’s policies to apply a catchall approach to equate Muslim Madrassas with Christian Sunday schools.
What exactly do you mean when applied to Christian youth teaching and Sunday Schools?
That they are:
- “... being run properly.”
- “... putting children at risk.”
- “...fit and proper people to run these places.”
- “...very serious issues.”
Ofsted has already shutdown Christian Schools (e.g. Durham Free School, Grindon Hall Christian School http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11580415/Ofsted-accused-of-whitewashing-inquiry-into-Christian-schools-British-values-complaints.html ) which have not been compliant with Ofsted’s politically correct values and this is exactly what you plan to do to Sunday schools and similar youth settings.