School deemed "too white" forced to visit non-white pupils to "learn" about them


Blackleaf
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Pupils at a school in rural Devon which has been described as being "too white" by school inspectors Ofsted have been forced to visit and "mix" with ethnic pupils at a school in the ethnically diverse Isleworth, west London.

Payhembury Primary in Devon - an area of the country with little "ethnic diversity" - was criticised by Ofsted for being insufficiently "multicultural".

So the 68-pupil Church of England school - which has not been given top marks by Ofsted because of its horrific and shocking whiteness - is asking parents to PAY - yes, PAY (£35) - for their children to make a two-day trip to a school with a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds.

The visit – described by one parent as patronising and bizarre – has been sold to parents as a way of boosting Payhembury’s Ofsted grade from good to the top rating of outstanding.

The school they are visiting, Smallberry Green in Isleworth, West London – where three-quarters of the 410 pupils are from ethnic minorities – achieved the same good Ofsted rating.

Explaining the motivation for the trip, Payhembury headteacher Penny Hammett told parents in a letter: "The purpose of this trip is to build up a relationship with a school in a very different community to ours."

While in London, the Devon children will engage in outdoor activities and record a CD.

But yesterday one mother said: "I’m astounded by this idea. Just because the children go to a small school in the country does not mean they aren’t aware of people with different coloured skin to them.

"It’s very patronising – and for the school they are visiting too."

Yet another question needs to be asked: Will Ofsted be forcing a school with few, or no, white pupils in it to visit a school with lots of white pupils in it to "to build up a relationship with a school in a very different community"?

Rural school deemed 'too white' by Ofsted visits London to mix with ethnic pupils


Payhembury Primary in Devon was criticised for not being multicultural
So visit planned to a school in London where most pupils are from minorities
Smallberry Green primary in Isleworth, West London, will host 29 pupils
Parents have called the £35 trip 'patronising' - though others welcome it

By Luke Salked (external - login to view) and Tania Steere (external - login to view) and Claire Ellicott (external - login to view)
7 June 2014
Daily Mail



A small rural primary school has organised a sleepover to London – so the children get a chance to see people who are not white.

Payhembury Primary in Devon was criticised by Ofsted for being insufficiently ‘multicultural’.

So the 68-pupil Church of England school is asking parents to pay for their children to make a two-day trip to a school with a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds.



Idyllic: Payhembury Primary School in Devon, an area with little "ethnic diversity" was, shockingly, not given top marks by Ofsted because they deemed it to be "too white"

The visit – described by one parent as patronising and bizarre – has been sold to parents as a way of boosting Payhembury’s Ofsted grade from good to the top rating of outstanding.

The school they are visiting, Smallberry Green in Isleworth, West London – where three-quarters of the 410 pupils are from ethnic minorities – achieved the same good Ofsted rating.

Explaining the motivation for the trip, Payhembury headteacher Penny Hammett told parents in a letter: ‘The purpose of this trip is to build up a relationship with a school in a very different community to ours.

'This will enable our children to gain a better understanding of multicultural Britain, which was identified in our last Ofsted as being an area for development.

‘Through our topics, visitors and discussions we have been developing multicultural awareness in both Britain and throughout the world, but this visit will help us to experience in real life a school where there is a wide mix of children with different ethnic backgrounds and almost 50 per cent of the children do not have English as their first language.’

The letter also explains that four teachers will accompany the children on the two-day trip, which will involve pupils sleeping in the Isleworth school and using its catering facilities, for an estimated cost of £35.

While in London, the Devon children will engage in outdoor activities and record a CD.

Pupils from the school have written to their new pen-pals in London, some of whom will take part in a return visit to the school, near Honiton.

Mrs Hammett’s letter invites parents to a meeting to discuss the trip. But yesterday one mother said: ‘I’m astounded by this idea. Just because the children go to a small school in the country does not mean they aren’t aware of people with different coloured skin to them.

'It’s very patronising – and for the school they are visiting too.'



Contrast: Students will visit Smallberry Green school in Isleworth, West London

‘We are being asked to shell out £35 to try and boost their next Ofsted inspection. I think it’s a very cynical approach.’

However, another parent supported the initiative, saying: ‘I think it’s a nice idea.

‘We don’t live in an ethnically diverse area, so it’s good for the kids to meet children from other kinds of background.’

In Isleworth, student Usna Hakimi, 19, who was picking up her two sisters from Smallberry Green, said: ‘They’ve just told me about the sleepover and they’re quite excited to meet other children from a different part of England. It’s good for them to learn about other cultures.’

Smallberry Green head Caroline Hodges said the trip was organised with Payhembury because it places emphasis on outdoor learning.

‘The children will not be doing any cultural activities when they are here,’ she said.

The Rev Cate Edmonds, chairman of the governors at Payhembury, said: ‘We are fairly mono-cultural as an area in Devon and we don’t want children growing up thinking the whole world is full of trees and cows. This gives them an experience of urban living.’

Mrs Hammett said the trip, in which 29 pupils are taking part, was about providing an enriching experience for the children at both schools.

‘Devon is very quaint but our children don’t get to see the big wide world,’ she said.

At Ofsted’s last visit in 2010, inspectors praised Payhembury as a ‘happy place’ but pointed out all the pupils were of ‘white British heritage’.

Their report recommended ‘improving links with communities in contrasting parts of the UK and abroad’.

Last night Ofsted said at that time inspectors were required to report on the contribution made by the school to community cohesion, a requirement removed in 2011.


Read more: Rural school deemed 'too white' by Ofsted visits London to mix with ethnic pupils | Mail Online
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Locutus
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privilege and 'sensitivity' training...cool.
 
Nuggler
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Blackie, it's too late for your country. Consider yourself overrun.

Unfortunately, coming soon to a Canada near us.

Gotta love PC.

As Billy Connolly would say, "YEW RRRR FUKKED !"
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

Blackie, it's too late for your country. Consider yourself overrun.

Unfortunately, coming soon to a Canada near us.

Gotta love PC.

As Billy Connolly would say, "YEW RRRR FUKKED !"

I'm not worried. Ukip are getting more popular every year. It's cases like this which are the reason. And our Liberal Establishment are still wondering why Ukip recently became the first party other than Labour or the Tories to win a UK election since 1906.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

I'm not worried. Ukip are getting more popular every year. It's cases like this which are the reason. And our Liberal Establishment are still wondering why Ukip recently became the first party other than Labour or the Tories to win a UK election since 1906.

BNP/UKIP in one screengrab:

 
Blackleaf
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I agree. Get out of the EU and sort the Muslims out (personally, I'd tag them all and place them all under a 10pm curfew). What part of that do you have a problem with? Unlike you, I don't fancy Britain becoming an Islamic Republic cesspit within the EUSSR.

Anyway, here's what the brilliant Richard Littlejohn has to say about the whole sorry debacle:

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: So when will being 'white British' become a crime?

By Richard Littlejohn (external - login to view)
10 June 2014
Daily Mail

Amid all the furore about Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham (in which pupils were taught that all white women are prostitutes and in which female pupils were made to sit behind male pupils), another story involving the education watchdog Ofsted has received rather less attention.

Inspectors have criticised a rural school in Devon for being insufficiently ‘diverse’.

Although they concede that Payhembury Primary is a ‘happy place’, it has been denied an ‘outstanding’ rating because all 68 pupils are of ‘white British heritage’.

Well, they would be. Small villages in Devon tend not to be melting pots of multiculturalism. In fact, outside the big cities, most people in Britain are of ‘white British heritage’ even though the mass immigration of the past 15 years is changing that demographic rapidly.


Inspectors have criticised rural Payhembury Church of England Primary School in Devon for being insufficiently 'diverse'

Parents have been told that they must pay £35 to send their children on a ‘sleep-over’ at a school in Isleworth, West London, where three-quarters of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Headteacher Penny Hammett wrote: ‘The purpose of this trip is to build up a relationship with a school in a very different community to ours. This will enable our children to gain a better understanding of multicultural Britain, which was identified in our last Ofsted as being an area for development.

‘Through our topics, visitors and discussions we have been developing multicultural awareness in both Britain and throughout the world, but this visit will help us to experience in real life a school where there is a wide mix of children with different ethnic backgrounds and almost 50 per cent of the children do not have English as their first language.’

The Rev Cate Edmonds, chairman of the governors at Payhembury, said: ‘We are fairly mono-cultural as an area in Devon and we don’t want children growing up thinking the whole world is full of trees and cows.’

But one mother objected: ‘I’m astounded by this idea. Just because the children go to a small school in the country does not mean they aren’t aware of people with different-coloured skin to them. It’s very patronising — and for the school they are visiting, too.’

Let me make it absolutely clear before the usual excitable suspects start bouncing up and down screaming ‘racism’ that it’s commendable for kids to learn about different cultures.

Exchange visits for schoolchildren have been going on since the Sixties, initially introduced to help them develop their foreign language skills.

I’m fortunate to live in a part of North London where friends and neighbours from all kinds of ethnic and religious backgrounds rub along well together.

Even 25 years ago, my children’s school photo looked as if it had been plucked straight from the pages of a United Colors of Benetton catalogue. But I despise the officially sanctioned cult of separate development masquerading as multiculturalism.


Parents have been told that they must pay £35 to send their children on a 'sleep-over' at a school in Isleworth, West London, where thre-quarters of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds

Just as it is appalling that Muslim children in the Midlands are being taught that all white women are prostitutes and Western values are dangerous, so it is only right and proper that pupils growing up in the Devon countryside are made aware of the wider world outside their immediate vicinity.

No, what bothers me about all this is the language being used and the element of compulsion — as well as the frankly sinister revelation that a school can be marked down by Ofsted not because of the standard of education it provides but because there are too few black and brown faces in the playground.

Why should a British school be penalised because its pupils are from a ‘white British heritage’ background?

It all smacks of Labour’s deliberate policy of opening the immigration floodgates to ‘rub the Right’s noses in diversity’. And although the trip is voluntary, you know perfectly well that any parent who protests and refuses to cough up £35 will be categorised as a knuckle-scraping Neanderthal.

In some schools in London, the roll call is similarly mono-cultural, but 100 per cent Muslim rather than exclusively C of E. Are devout Islamic parents in Tower Hamlets going to be told they must fork out £35 for their children to be sent on a sleep-over in Devon so they can meet people of a ‘white British heritage’ and learn all about the Anglican faith?

What do you think?

If country folk wish to visit the inner city, they are free to do so — and vice versa. But the State is obsessed with ‘celebrating diversity’, our new officially-enforced religion.

...Just as it is appalling that Muslim children in the Midlands are being taught that all white women are prostitutes and Western values are dangerous, so it is only right and proper that pupils growing up in the Devon countryside are made aware of the wider world outside their immediate vicinity

We are quite capable of celebrating anything we like, thanks very much, without Government intervention.

Millions of pounds are frittered away each year nagging, cajoling and compelling us to embrace different cultures. Great effort goes into persuading people from an immigrant background to make more use of the British countryside.

For instance, a few years ago the Environment Agency announced that fishing was horribly white, male and middle-aged. It decided to splash out £100,000 to attract more women and ethnic minorities to the riverbank.

To demonstrate the Government’s commitment, a pilot scheme was launched in Swansea, which involved taking Muslim women and children to a lake and teaching them to fish for trout.

It was headed by Nica Pritchard, the international president of the Ladies’ Fly Fishing Association, who said: ‘A couple of hours out in the countryside and you come back a new woman. If you could just see their faces when we’re teaching them, you’d know we’re really on to something.’

Talk about patronising. It made them sound like special needs children. But what struck me about the accompanying picture of these poor women was that they were forced to wear goggles over their traditional Islamic headscarves on the insistence of elf’n’safety officials!

You couldn’t make it up.

Let’s hope the children of Devon have a whale of a time in Isleworth. They should make the most of it before possession of a ‘white British heritage’ is made a criminal offence.


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