Andrew Gwynne raises antisemitism in schools at Education Questions

LFI parliamentary supporter Andrew Gwynne MP

At today’s Education Questions session in the House of Commons, LFI parliamentary supporter Andrew Gwynne raised the recent increase in instances of antisemitic and Islamophobic abuse in schools, following the outbreak of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

He asked: “In recent weeks, we have seen reported instances of antisemitism rise by 1,300% and Islamophobia by 150%, with Jewish kids afraid to go to school and Muslim kids asked, “Whose side are you on?” What are the Government doing to ensure that children are taught sensitively but robustly about the wrongs of such intolerance, and does Ofsted have a role in ensuring consistency of approach in all schools?”

You can read the full questions session, including the Education Secretary’s answer, here.