'Trojan horse' board of trustees announces resignation
Tahir Alam, chairman of the Park View Educational Trust which was at the centre of the alleged "Trojan Horse" Islamist takeover plot in Birmingham schools, has announced that he and his entire board of trustees is to resign.
The Department for Education has released a statement following the resignations of the members of the education trust at the centre of the alleged "Trojan Horse" takeover plot in Birmingham schools.
Tahir Alam, of the Park View Educational Trust, made the announcement today outside the gates of Park View Academy in Alum Rock, Birmingham.
A DfE spokesperson said:
“We are aware of the decision of the Park View Educational Trust to stand down. There will be three outstanding heads on the trust, whose immediate task for the new trustees will be to address the areas for improvement raised by the EFA and Ofsted reports and move it towards a successful sponsor.”
Mr Alam claimed Mr Gove had been "the driving force" behind what he claimed was unfair scrutiny, and that "deep mistrust at the heart of Government" had allowed the views of disgruntled former staff to gain traction.
He said the trust had been the victim of "a vicious and co-ordinated offensive" by Ofsted, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Department for Education (DfE) which carried out eight inspections in four months.