In the world of the Lib-Lab-Con, it was expected that the controversy over the letter sent to parents by the head teacher of Littleton Green Community School, Staffs, would soon die down. It threatened that pupils as young as eight would have a permanent ‘Racial Discrimination Note’ slapped on their files if they did not attend a visit to an Islamic ‘workshop’ (i.e. cultural indoctrination) at Staffordshire University as part of their ‘cultural education’.
It is understood that because of sufficient opposition from parents and others this has now been moderated somewhat, although the children will still be expected to report for their indoctrination programme in Islam’s beliefs.
Here is a copy of the letter sent to Mrs Lynn Small, head teacher at the school forwarded to us by Mrs Joan Bridge-Taylor.
Subject: Your letter of Wednesday 20th November re National Religious Education Curriculum
This is to inform you that I am in receipt of a copy of the letter you sent out to parents on November 20th 2013 concerning a workshop at Staffordshire University and that I intend to forward a copy of your letter to the Minister of Education. I shall also be writing to various newspapers to inform them of its content.
The grounds for my complaint are that, although you state that on their visit to Staffordshire University children will be looking at religious artifacts similar to those that would be on display in a museum, you then go on to make a racist issue out of a straightforward matter by saying that refusal to allow a child to attend this trip will result in a Racial Discrimination Note being attached to the child’s education record, which will remain on file throughout their school career.
Madam, this is conduct of the most serious nature. Are you aware of the seriousness of your actions?
Please send me the name and address of the Chairman of your Board of Governors. I intend to treat this with the seriousness and thoroughness that it deserves and make a formal complaint against you. You are bringing your school into disrepute throughout the whole of the country. You cannot be allowed to continue.
Joan Bridge-Taylor (Mrs.) (address supplied)
Here is a copy of the letter sent to Staffordshire Police forwarded to us by Mrs Joan Bridge-Taylor.
Staffordshire Police Headquarters,
In connection with your stated objectives of “creating a working environment that is free from any harrassment or bullying” (a quote from your website), I request that you investigate Mrs. Lynn Small, Headteacher, Littleton Green Community School, Colliers Way, Huntington, South Staffs. WS12 4UD in accordance with the Race Relations Act 1976.
The particular sections which apply to the matter I am complaining about are contained in the following parts of the act:- Part 1, section 2 (1); Part 1, section 3 (b); Part 1 section F4 3A (1) subsection (b); Part II, section F63 17A (which refers to section 17); Part II, section 17, [F49 (1)] (ii).
Littleton Community School is an educational establishment maintained by a local education authority and, therefore, comes under section 17, Education subsection 1. Establishment. The children in years 4 to 6, to whom she refers in paragraph 4 of her letter, fall under F63 17A, ‘“Pupil” includes, in England and Wales, any person who receives education at a school or insisution to which that section applies’.
I enclose, as evidence for my complaint, a letter written to parents of children at the school. In paragraph 3 of the letter Mrs. Small refers to “a racial discrimination note being attached to a child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career”. I maintain that this is a reference to racial discrimination which falls within section 1 of the act.
I maintain that the same reference, quoted above, makes Mrs. Small “a person (who) subjects another to harassment in any circumstances relevant for the purposes of any provision referred to in section 1(b) where, on grounds of race or ethnic or national origins, he engages in unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of – ….(b) creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for him.” My grounds for asserting this are as follows:-
The children Mrs.Small intends to stigmatise by being put onto the education record with a permanent racial discrimination slur against their name have no control whatsoever over what their parents decide. Nor are they old enough to understand what is going on. As a result, Mrs. Small is guilty of harassment, bullying and intimidation as the act defines it. She is also creating an offensive environment for her pupils. ( F43A (b), of the section on Harassment).
By threatening these children in this way, I maintain that Mrs. Small subjects her students to what in Section 17 (Education, subsection (ii) is referred to as “subjecting him to any other detriment”.
If you require me to provide any further evidence, I shall be happy to delve into the letter and analyse it further. I believe, however, that I have given you enough grounds to substantiate this formal complaint and initiate a criminal investigation of Mrs. Small. I am sure that I can leave further analysis to your legal expertise and understanding.
Joan Bridge-Taylor (Mrs.)
We know that complaints have been made to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education and that it has been reported as a racist incident to Staffordshire Police.
This incident as well as infuriating the pupils’ parents has created uproar in the wider population thus highlighting flaws in our educational system and teaching methods.
The decision of who can and who can’t teach in our schools now rests with Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education. He can be contacted via the following link: http://www.michaelgove.com/
This incident demonstrates the extent to which elements have striven to subvert all that was good in our country and to undermine our cultural heritage.
Whether or not readers consider themselves agnostics, atheists or Christians, the fact remains that there are three Christian crosses in the Union flag and the Christian religion is the accepted religion of these islands. Islam, by contrast, holds no connection with these islands and is incompatible with Christian teaching.
The Littleton Green School is a recipient of taxpayers’ monies – ie your monies – as is the Headmistress. In this instance, taxpayers’ funds have been misused, with threats to tiny children attached, to carry out a process that many would describe as the subtle brainwashing of young minds, often contrary to their parents’ wishes. Some will recall to mind the brainwashing in schools beloved of many of Europe’s 20th Century dictators.
In our opinion, the Headmistress has disgraced herself and demonstrated her inadequacy to teach children.
Next year is the anniversary of the outbreak of WW1. We leave to the imagination of readers what those who spilt their blood for their nation might have said of this Headmistress had they been alive today.”
Although the headmistress has issued a letter of apology to the parents, it will be interesting to follow any developments in the future.