Update statement from Batley Multi Academy Trust

We‘re grateful for the constructive engagement with all our stakeholders over the last few days with regard to Batley Grammar, one of the schools within our Trust.

We believe the right way forward is for an independent investigation to review the context in which the materials [which caused offence] were used, and to make recommendations in relation to the Religious Studies curriculum so that the appropriate lessons can be learned and action taken, where necessary.

We will continue to support the whole school community as the investigation progresses, including all school staff and students.

We understand everyone will want clarity as soon as possible, so can confirm we expect to be able to announce that we have appointed an independent investigation panel over the next two weeks with the investigation commencing on the 12 April and anticipate the investigation outcomes towards the end of May.

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