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Mike raises concerns over extremist link to Ilford private schoo

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.

http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/news/ilford_muslim_school_s_links_to_alleged_terrorist_sajeel_shahid_under_investigation_1_3512021

 

Here is Mike Gapes letter

 Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Secretary of State

Department for Education

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London

SW1P 3BT                           

 

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.

 Yours sincerely

MIKE GAPES MP

ILFORD SOUTH

 

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