THE Krishna-Avanti School has taken a lot of criticism after its opening this week about the consequence it will have on a united community in Harrow.
Those running this faith school need to make sure its pupils have an understanding of the community as a whole because unfortunately,faith schools can serve to induce segregation.
However, while we should be cautious about faith schools becoming more prominent in the borough, it has to be remembered that while Catholic and Jewish schools exist it can only be fair for Hindus and those of other faiths to expect parity.
As long as this school can comfortably work alongside the Government to ensure all necessary aspects of the curriculum are covered, then we should be congratulating them on their first week as a school.
Ultimately,another school in the borough gives parents a greater range of options and this can only be viewed as a positive thing.
Hospital must learn lessons
THIS week Northwick Park Hospital hit the headlines again.
An independent report concluded that the deaths of three women who died after giving birth at its maternity unit was not a result of the care they received there.
This has devastated their families, who still believe they were victims of the unit.
But for the hospital it is an opportunity to learn some valuable lessons. North West London Hospital NHS Trust must begin to regain public confidence and reassure future parents.
The birth of a child can be a nerve-wracking experience prompting a number of concerns. The last thing parents need is fearing they will not receive the best possible care.