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Islam lesson: teacher is suspended

by Margaret Holness, Education Correspondent.

CHESHIRE County Council this week suspended an RE teacher at Alsager High School after complaints about a lesson in which children were asked to act out Muslim religious ceremonies Two 12-year-old boys were disciplined for refusing to take part, leading to complaints from their parents, it was alleged.

Government rules insist that religious education in maintained schools in England and Wales includes teaching about the main minority faiths. The Church of England’s RE spokesman, the ...

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