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On the hijab ban, I can only agree with Ofsted

Elites have ignored what is needed for a long time, writes Alka Sehgal Cuthbert. We must treat pupils equally and teach with muscular, classical liberalism

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In her public support for St Stephen’s Primary School’s decision about its school uniform – specifically, banning hijabs – Amanda Spielman provides a small but important example of walking the walk. She has said that she thinks it is important that schools promote “a muscular liberalism”, and followed through by supporting a headteacher’s right to decide on their school’s uniform policy.

In the face of a petition of 19,000 signatures calling for the school to reverse their decision – and another petition calling for the head of governors to resign – Spielman’s response is a million times ...

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