5 Jun '14

News Don't be distracted by the Tory turf war Michael Gove has questions to answer | Tristram Hunt

The education secretary was warned about the hijacking of Birmingham schools four years ago. Why didn't he do anything?Today's leaked Ofsted inspection into Golden Hillock school in Birmingham reveals a deeply worrying picture: female staff intimidated, a failure to protect students from the risks associated with extremist views, no focus on students' personal and social development.There are significant and complicated challenges for Ofsted, the academisation programme, local authorities, and community politics which are in danger of being lost sight of in the midst of ministerial vainglory and beltway chatter. Continue reading...

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