Yesterday a story in the Guardian quoted Sir Michael Wilshaw, headteacher at Mossbourne, saying: "I have an evangelical zeal to do Christ's work on earth. I want to do the sorts of things Christ asked us to do: doing your best for children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds."
According to the author of the article this, amongst other things, "leads some parents to compare the school, only half-jokingly, to a cult."
This sounds a bit sinister but it looks like this "parents worried by cult" might have originated from Dave Hill's story on Mossbourne in September in which he said: "Sometimes parents joke that Mossbourne is like a cult: a self-contained society with its own weird rules and rituals."
Joke... half joke?
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