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The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a report by Dame Louise Casey DBE CB, following a review she conducted into integration and opportunity in the most isolated and deprived communities in England. While the review was not focused entirely on schools, there were some observations made and recommendations put forward in order to help promote opportunity and integration in schools.
Some of the observations highlight concerns which have already been raised such as the lifting of the 50% cap on faith-based admissions criteria in new free schools and the wellbeing of children who are being educated in segregated, supplementary and unregistered illegal faith schools. The report makes several recommendations for government, which include:
Finally, the report makes recommendations about those holding public office. It outlined that:
The full report is a very long document (199 pages) but there is a very useful executive summary, both can be read in full, here.
Published: 09/12/2016, by Tom Fellows
Last Updated: 05/09/2018, by Tom Fellows