The role of women in these religious groups is quite clear.
You’re told God has chosen a husband for you and God will lead this man to you.
Following a strictly fundamentalist interpretation of Christianity, children at ACE schools spend most of the school day teaching themselves by reading textbooks in silence, while facing the classroom walls in specially designed booths, which mean they cannot see children around them or interact with them.
Former pupils say this is due to the schools’ belief in individualistic self-salvation, whereby people must actively accept God's salvation to enter heaven.
Homosexual activity is another of man’s corruptions of God’s plan.” Textbooks also taught creationism, instead of evolution, as fact.
A further investigation in September revealed allegations of historic abuse at some of the schools including that some pupils who attended in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s had been subject to ritualised corporal punishment.
One textbook said of the role of women and girls and society: “God has given both the husband and the wife certain areas of responsibility in the home.In inspection reports seen by the watchdog raises serious concerns about child protection failures, warning they are failing to meet official safeguarding regulations to protect children.A damning report of one of the schools concludes that “children are at risk”.which revealed children at some schools that follow the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum are taught that LGBT people are inferior and girls must submit to men.The investigation also uncovered historic allegations of corporal punishment, exorcisms being performed on children and schoolgirls being “groomed” for marriage to much older men.