Thursday, 7 June 2012

The strange case of Bolton Muslim Girl School Governing Body

In March this year Bolton Muslim Girls School received an Interim assessment from Ofsted . 

Ofsted’s letter said that their interim assessment shows that the school’s performance has been sustained and that they  can defer its next full inspection not earlier than 2013.

Then last last month over 300 school workers, parents, residents and students lobbied school governors arriving for a meeting at the Muslim Girls School in Bolton to discuss moving towards academy status

Now it is being reported that the School Governors are at risk of being suspended and are locked in a fight with Bolton’s education bosses but the reason remains a mystery.
Bolton Muslim Girls School’s governing board is battling to have a council formal warning overturned.
The notice, which was issued earlier this month, could lead to Bolton Council stepping in and replacing governors with an IEB.
Now the School’s governing body is appealing to education watchdog Ofsted to overturn the notice.

Bolton Council has refused to reveal the grounds for the notice, other than to say it had “a number of concerns about the governance”

The council has are awaiting for a response from the school governors before considering its next step.

Governors have said they were exploring the idea of becoming an academy, which would allow the school to break away from the local authority and become a state-funded independent school.

A Bolton Council spokesman said: “The school has appealed against the formal warning notice and we are waiting for Ofsted’s decision on this.”


Bolton Muslim Girl’s School Governing Body

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