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Children play football at the Terra Santa School in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Ramle (AP)

The schools were closed to pressure the Israeli government to grant budgeting equality

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope met with members of an Italian association of Catholic teachers, educators and school administrators

A teacher and her pupils at a London academy (PA)

A new think-that report on faith schools ignores the impact of mass immigration on Britain

Sir Michael Wilshaw with pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School in east London (PA)

School inspectors have been accused of heavy-handedly questioning 10-year-olds as part of a ‘witch-hunt’ against traditional values. But this couldn’t be more wrong

St Benedict's Catholic School was criticised by Ofsted inspectors last year

St Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School in Bury St Edmunds was downgraded amid the controversial ‘British values’ drive

Alice von Hildebrand, pictured in 2010 with the then Archbishop Raymond Burke (CNS)

Alice von Hildebrand uncompromising attitude to objective truth does not go down well in an age of relativism

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

I was wrong: Ofsted is a real menace

It was a mistake to think that Ofsted could be relied upon to adopt a sensible approach to promoting British values in schools

Ofsted launched a series of no-notice inspections earlier this year (PA)

CES challenges Ofsted after it accused Suffolk school of failing to teach British values

Praising pupils can be harmful

The inevitable result will be to open Catholic teachers up to increased scrutiny, pressures and complaints