18 Jul '14

News Birmingham council's blind eye to headteacher bullying was cowardice

Two reports into disastrous oversight of schools agree officers ignored misbehaviour for sake of community cohesionThe two extraordinary reports into Birmingham city council's disastrous oversight of its schools in east Birmingham one commissioned by the council and published today, the other commissioned by the former education secretary Michael Gove and leaked to the Guardian bear great similarity in their findings, but differ on the margin at how they interpret those findings.The similarity is not surprising. Ian Kershaw, conducting the council inquiry, and Peter Clarke, the former counter-terror police officer working for Gove shared evidence, and Clarke was given full access to council papers. Continue reading...

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