Ofsted inspectors swoop on east London schools to check attendance registers over fears MORE children have fled to Syria
Schools across east London where several children have already fled to join Islamic State have been handed shock inspections amid fears more students might follow them to Syria.
Ofsted sent inspectors ‘unannounced’ to several Tower Hamlets schools over the past week to check whether any more children may have gone or could be at risk of leaving.
In February three pupils from Bethnal Green Academy in Tower Hamlets went missing – it later emerged they boarded a flight to Turkey during half-term to get to Syria to marry IS fighters.
It came days after First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mulberry School for Girls in the borough to publicise her campaign for girls’ education.