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Byrne: Task for new commissioner is to 'rebuild trust'

Labour's Liam Byrne said he has welcomed the installation of a new education commissioner after the 'Trojan horse' allegations but the first task would be to see teachers involved "resign" or "be removed."

A number of claims have been published in a Government-commissioned report on the 'Trojan Horse' allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover of Birmingham schools.

Liam Byrne.
Liam Byrne said that the task for the new commissioner is to 'rebuild trust'. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA

The report said that staff at Park View View school invited extremist preacher Shaykh Shady Al-Suleiman to address pupils in assembly.

The Birmingham Hodge Hill MP said that the task now is to "rebuild trust" in Park View school and to ensure that the reputation is turned around, "because its best years now lie ahead".

Read more: 'Clear evidence' of extremist views in Birmingham schools

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Clarke: 'Aggressive Islamist agenda' in some schools

A group of individuals tried to introduce an "aggressive Islamist agenda" into some schools in Birmingham, the author of a Government-commissioned report has said.

Former counter-terrorism officer Peter Clarke said his report had uncovered practices that have "no place in state non-faith schools".

Read: 'Trojan Horse' teachers 'thought Lee Rigby death a hoax'

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Minister: Trojan Horse report is 'disturbing'

The Education Secretary has called the findings of Peter Clarke's report on the 'Trojan Horse' plots in Birmingham schools "disturbing".

Nicky Morgan told MPs there was "compelling evidence" that hardline Muslims had tried to gain control of the governing bodies of a small number of schools.

She said there was a "clear account" that people in authority had "not promoted fundamental British values and had failed to challenge the extremist views of others".

Read: Pupils allegedly 'shown images of jihad' in class

Nicky Morgan: 'Children should be prepared for modern Britain'

ITV News Central Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie is in the House of Commons:

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Pupils allegedly 'shown images of jihad' in class

Pupils at Golden Hillock school in Birmingham were allegedly shown images of jihad "in a classroom setting", including rockets being launched and battlefields.

Golden Hillock was one of the schools at the centre of the controversy.
Golden Hillock was one of the schools at the centre of the controversy. Credit: PA

It is one of a number of claims in a Government-commissioned report on the 'Trojan Horse' allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover of Birmingham schools

The report also says that staff at Park View View school invited extremist preacher Shaykh Shady Al-Suleiman to address pupils in assembly.

Read: 'Trojan Horse' teachers 'thought Lee Rigby death a hoax'

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