• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Minister backs right to ban hijab in schools

Lord Theodore Agnew

By: Sarwar Alam

A school headteacher, who was forced to withdraw a ban on wearing of hijab by young girls after vitriolic abuse on social media, has received crucial support of a minister who said bullying or intimidation of school staff was completely unacceptable. Lord Theodore Agnew, Minister for schools systems, faith and counter-extremism in education, also said that schools in the country were completely within their right to make decisions on how to run their institutions in the best interests of their pupils. Neena Lall, headteacher of the St Stephens Primary School in Newham, met with strong opposition, faced abuse on social…

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