۱۶ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |٩ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 7, 2019
Muslim Council says voices 'ignored' during Notre dame consultation

A spokesperson for the charity said the lack of any alternative for girls “with intersectional protected characteristics who rely on institutions like Notre Dame High School” is “worrying”.

Hawzah News Agency - The Muslim Council of Scotland has accused the council of “complete disregard for the voice of BME communities” during consultation on the future of Notre Dame.

A spokesperson for the charity said the lack of any alternative for girls “with intersectional protected characteristics who rely on institutions like Notre Dame High School” is “worrying”.

Girls at the school said its “extremely diverse” nature and many pupils of Muslim faith are a “positive factor”, which make it “stand out from other schools in the West End area”.

They added: “We feel a change in the school would affect this diversity and the school would start to reflect the affluent local area, rather than the city of Glasgow as a whole.”

Glasgow City Council says girls with intersectional protected characteristics are “flourishing” at schools across the city.

The MCS spokesperson said: “The public consultation doesn’t make a clear case for changing to a co-ed school and the pupils themselves voted overwhelmingly for the school to remain as it is.

“There is a recognized lack of diversity at senior levels within the education sector and this consultation process reflects that. “There has been a complete disregard for the voice of BME communities and in particular the Muslim community, with Muslim girls making up almost half of the pupils.

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