Local MP meets with Education Secretary following Orthodox Jews’ concerns

MP for Finchley and Golders Green, Mike Freer, today met with the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, to discuss concerns raised with him by representatives of the Orthodox Jewish Communities about changes to how Relationships and Sex Education is taught in schools.

Commenting, Mike said, “Damian was very aware of the issue and reassured me that he was meeting with representatives of the Orthodox and Charedi schools from London and Manchester. He confirmed that he had raised Ofsted’s approach to faith schools and confirmed that there was not an anti-faith school agenda by Ofsted.”

“He was also very concerned to hear reports of inappropriate questioning by Ofsted Inspectors and asked that examples of such behaviour be sent to him by me for investigation.”