10 Jun '14

News Gove and Michael Wilshaw: more than a playground spat

The row over snap inspections has revealed the tensions between the two most powerful figures in English educationTensions between Sir Michael Wilshaw, the formidable Ofsted chief inspector, and the education secretary, Michael Gove, have risen to the surface again, as the united front shown by the pair during the investigation into Birmingham schools dissolved into fundamental disputes over future policies and past decisions.At issue is an argument over who is to blame for what Wilshaw described as a culture of fear and intimidation festering within a handful of schools with mainly Muslim families and governors. It has now been swept up into the "Trojan horse" affair, named after an anonymous letter alleging a plot by Islamists to take over a string of schools. Continue reading...

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