17 Jun '14

News A Birmingham head: Trojan horse is not about Islam, it's about academies

Lack of local authority control means governing bodies, or a sponsor with an agenda, can undermine school leadersEven in the largest UK local authority, the education world is close-knit. Some headteachers are friends; some talk more openly about their schools than others. We all have a pretty good idea what is going on around us. And for the past few years, even if you haven't attended heads' meetings, whispers have been bouncing back into schools.So, did we have an inkling what was allegedly going on in some of these schools? Absolutely. We started to hear about it years ago. Do I know who wrote the Trojan horse letter? No, and no one that I know does. Continue reading...

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