“We have found texts that encourage domestic violence and the subjugation of women. We have found schools in which there is a flat refusal to acknowledge the existence of people who are different, so for example lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
“We also find well-meaning school leaders and governors who naively turn to religious institutions of a particularly conservative bent for advice about religious practice, not realising when this advice does not reflect mainstream thinking,” Spielman said at the report’s launch.....
The Ofsted report detailed its recent inspections of private faith schools, with 26% rated inadequate and 22% as requiring improvement – Ofsted’s two lowest categories.
Of the 140 small Muslim private schools inspected by Ofsted in the year, 28% were graded as inadequate, along with 38% of Jewish private schools and 18% of Christian schools.
Spielman had praise for the bulk of state schools, noting that 90% of primaries and nearly 80% of secondaries were rated as good or outstanding.
Still, Ofsted is like most of UK society in failing to identify the conditioning effects of much religious "education" and even more seriously the segregating effects.
Children need to be streamed according to ability, learning difficulties and special needs. Initial segregation according to their parents' religion makes streaming all the more difficult and expensive. And with all the problems due to faith schools it should be obvious that children need to be educated together, not religiously segregated.