The Government is calling for dawn raids on schools to tackle religious extremism, after inspectors find evidence of alleged Islamist infiltration in Birmingham.
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Are our children being adequately protected against extremism? That is the question being posed by ofsted today,as it releases its findings at 21 schools in Birmingham.
Leaks of the reports so far confirm that at least two schools will be told "too little is being done to keep students safe from the risks associated with extremist views". Six schools will be rated "inadequate" and put into special measures.
According to these leaks the report at Park View school will also find that some staff felt the governors were too involved in the running of the school, while at Golden Hillock female staff felt intimidated.
Good Morning Britain has spoken exclusively to one teacher who still works at Park View. She told us that that she had witnessed children being told they would never be given jobs by white people, prompting concerns that they would turn on non muslim staff. A claim the school denies.
Michael White, a former senior teacher at Park View says he raised concerns about teachers being sidelined and a leaning towards islamic teaching at the school almost 20 years ago. He complained to the LEA and the Department of Education but says his claims were not acted upon. He was dismissed from the school in 2003 after voicing his concerns and says he has not gone back to teaching since.
We have spoken to a number of parents with children at the schools in question. Many defend them, but others are growing increasingly angry to hear that their children may not have been getting a balanced education.
The ofsted investigation was launched back in march after a letter emerged, allegedly written by one hard line Islamist to another, outlining a plot called "operation trojan horse". It appears to be a step by step guide on how to islamify schools across the country. The letter has been dubbed a hoax, but has prompted four investigations into practices at 21 schools across the city.
The Park View educational trust, which operates three of the schools in question says it disputes the findings and will be challenging them through the appropriate channels.