Trojan Horse: Ofsted To Publish Report Into Investigation
9 June 2014, 10:07
A report is being published today into claims muslim extremists were trying to takeover at Birmingham schools.
Oftsed have investigated 21 schools in the City after recieving complaints accusing school governors of forcing extremist views onto children.
It's been confirmed this morning that Park View Academy, Golden Hillock and Nansen Primary have been placed into special measures due to Ofsted's report.
The Vice Chair of the Park View Educational Trust David Hughes has rejected Ofsted's findings and says the schools 'do not tolerate or promote extremism'.
Another inquiry by the Education Funding Agency has found some of the schools being looked into, hastily arranged Christian events to take place when they knew inspectors would be visiting.
David Cameron will chair a meeting of special taskforce today ahead of the publication by Ofsted.
It's head will be asked whether school inspections should go ahead without warning in future, to prevent cover-ups taking place.
In a statement the Prime Minsister says he has been deeply concerned by the allegations made about extremism and that
"Protecting our children is one of the first duties of Government and that is why the issue of alleged Islamist extremism in Birmingham schools demands a robust response.
The Education Secretary will now ask Sir Michael Wilshaw to look into allowing any school to be inspected at no notice, stopping schools having the opportunity to cover up activities which have no place in our society."
David Cameron also says he has been reassured by Ofsted that they will maintain a regular presence in Birmingham schools with reports from inspectors coming directly to the he Education Secretary.