Following disturbing reports in national newspapers about a private school in Ilford Mike Gapes MP has written to the Secretary of State Michael Gove.
Here is the link to the Ilford Recorder report on this matter.
Here is Mike Gapes letter
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
31 March 2014
Ad-Deen Primary School
I write to draw to your attention to the enclosed reports from the “Mail on Sunday” and “Daily Mail” concerning the “Ad-Deen Primary School” in my constituency. I would be grateful if this matter could be given your urgent attention.
In particular, I would like to know what if any contact your Department has had with “Ad-Deen Primary School” and whether it receives any government funding. I would also be grateful if you would let me know whether the School is registered with your Department; when it was last visited or inspected by your officials and how many pupils and teachers were at the School. I would be grateful if you could clarify what requirements your Department sets down for teachers at such private schools and what qualification the teachers at Ad-Deen had. I would also be grateful to know when the teachers at Ad-Deen were last checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service and other Government agencies.
I would also be grateful to know what action you now intend to take concerning this matter.
I look forward to your reply.
MIKE GAPES MP