Schools: Inspections

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Conservative, Aldershot

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance she has given to Ofsted on (a) respecting the religious ethos of faith schools and the legal framewirk governing them, (b) exemptions for faith schools under the Equality Act 2010 and (c) the requirements of the law governing assemblies and religious education.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

It is for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools to determine what advice or guidance inspectors need to inspect particular matters, drawing on relevant guidance that has been issued to schools by the Department for Education and on statutory requirements.

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