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‘Trojan Horse’ plots: Ofsted’s key findings

An extract from the chief inspector of schools' letter to the education secretary

By Prospect Team  

Schools inspectorate Ofsted have published a letter from their chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw to the education secretary Michael Gove outlining the results of inspections into 21 schools in Birmingham, some of which WIlshaw describes as developing “a culture of fear and intimidation.”

Publication of the letter and its accompanying reports follow weeks of speculation and allegations about a supposed attempt by Islamist extremists to infiltrate some of the schools. The row began in March when an anonymous letter was made public, alleging a group of conservative Muslims was attempting to usurp school governing bodies in the city.

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