A call for more local authority powers has been made by a Safeguarding Children board to protect youngsters in the wake of today’s critical Ofsted reports into Islamic fundamentalist links in schools in London’s East End.
Critical reports on six Muslim independent schools and a State comprehensive in London’s East End are expected today from the Ofsted watchdog, following government concerns about Islamic fundamentalism links.
Boris Johnson has ordered an audit of GLA funds handed over to Tower Hamlets—following on from Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ controversial audit which uncovered “lack of transparency” in Town Hall accounts.
Embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman has accused Secretary of State Eric Pickles of being “excessive” in the latest round for the order to send in Whitehall commissioners to take over running Tower Hamlets’ £1.2 budget.
Embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman has until midnight tonight before he has to comply with Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ to let government Commissioners into the Town Hall take control of Tower Hamlets’ £1.2 billion budget.