UK: Private religious school faces closure for not teaching pupils about LGBT issues

A private Jewish girls school in Hackney, north London faces closure for not teaching students about homosexuality or gender reassignment. This is the third time in a row The Vishnitz Girls School, which teaches pupils aged three to eight, has failed its Ofsted inspection for failing to meet government requirements. The school does not give students a “full understanding of fundamental British values”, according to an Ofsted report.

The Department of Education has the power to force the closure of any private schools that do not meet the requirements set by Ofsted.

Six other religious schools have also failed Ofsted inspections in recent weeks, including the Bnos Zion Bobov which made “no reference to protected characteristics for sexual orientation and gender reassignment”.

Jay Harman, an educations campaign manager at Humanists UK, told Schoolsweek: “If schools are not willing to meet the required standards and are found to be failing time and time again, proper sanctions must be implemented.” Read more via Pink News