Muslim Assembly Row Head Resigns

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A Sheffield head teacher who resigned after complaints over her plan to scrap separate assemblies for Muslim pupils has called for a "constructive debate".

Julia Robinson had wanted to hold one assembly for pupils of all faiths at Meersbrook Bank Primary School.

Her replacement said the school did now hold one "daily act of worship".

Mrs Robinson said she wanted the children to be given every opportunity to continue learning "in an inclusive and welcoming environment."