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9 Jun '14

News Culture of fear and intimidation in Birmingham schools, says Ofsted chief

Sir Michael Wilshaw says governors exerting inappropriate influence on schools, some of which now in special measures Live blog, 9 June: 'Trojan horse' developments Key points from the Ofsted reportsOfsted's chief inspector says "a culture of fear and intimidation" has rapidly developed within a group of schools in Birmingham which are under investigation over allegations of a city-wide takeover plot by Islamist extremists.Sir Michael Wilshaw said Ofsted inspectors found that school governors had "recently exerted inappropriate influence on policy and the day-to-day running" of several schools in Birmingham, and castigated the city council for not providing adequate support to staff who tried to resist. Continue reading...

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