Ofsted’s chief inspector has warned against a culture of “victim blaming” amid reports that primary schools have told girls to wear shorts under skirts. Amanda Spielman said schools should find solutions in addressing any problems that could be making young girls feel “uncomfortable” when doing somersaults or cartwheels in the playground.
Her comments follow reports that some schools have asked children to wear shorts under dresses amid concerns that their underwear would be on show.
Tom Hunt, Conservative MP for Ipswich and a member of the Education Select Committee, questioned Ms Spielman about the reports and asked whether she believed Ofsted’s inspection framework can detect this “misogyny” in schools.
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