Friday, 22 July 2016

Extremism within Focus Learning Trust Schools

Please circulate this document as widely as possible and encourage FLT staff and pupils to voice their concerns copying in Local MP


  1. This dept has been set up to counter Islamic Radicals within the education system. Indeed the enemy within.

  2. Anonymous24 July 2016 at 17:08

    You are correct about the reasons behind this Department being set up. However, their remit goes beyond that. They are wanting to counter any form of extremism that involves limiting students choices with careers, unlawful gender segregation and lack of tolerance for different faiths and beliefs.

    According to the rules governing independent schools, the quality of education standards are not prescriptive about how a school should organise its curriculum, but the curriculum must provide :

    "effective preparation of pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in British society" and where the pupils are receiving secondary education, access to up-to-date careers guidance that :

    "enables them to make informed choices about a broad range of career options" and "helps encourage them to fulfil their potential"

    This letter was a direct result of someone completely independent of the brethren, raising concerns with this department about Focus schools.