A government-ordered inquiry into the 'Trojan horse' allegations in Birmingham found "clear evidence" of extremism today.
A thank you card is no longer enough for some parents, who shower teachers with jewellery and designer handbags at the end of the year.
A school has won praise from parents around the country thanks to a letter which reminded students: "There are many ways of being smart".
The Government is set to release a key report on the allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover of certain schools in Birmingham.
Former counter-terrorism officer Peter Clarke was enlisted by then Education Secretary Michael Gove to look into the 'Trojan Horse' claims.
Birmingham City Council have already released their own report, saying there had been a pattern of behaviour from certain individuals who had been "moving between schools".
Former head teacher Ian Kershaw also said there were individuals "seeking to promote and encourage Islamic principles" and raising objections to "anti-Islamic" aspects of the school curriculum.
The leader of Birmingham City Council has accepted that the authority had "shied away" from dealing with governance issues in a number of east Birmingham schools "out of a misguided fear of being accused of racism".
Sir Albert Bore said despite having issues raised to the council and the Department for Education since 2007, "opportunities to pull together an overview of what was happening in east Birmingham were missed".
– Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council
The report has highlighted areas where we have either taken no action, were too slow to take action, or have simply done the wrong thing. The report further states this has often been because of the risk of being seen as racist or Islamophobic.
Our proper commitment to cohesion in communities sometimes overrode the need to tackle difficult questions about what was happening in a small number of schools.
Ian Kershaw's review into schools accused of promoting radical Islam found "no evidence of a conspiracy to promote an anti-British agenda, violent extremism or radicalisation in schools in east Birmingham".
Governors, deputy and acting headteachers, trustees and parents were involved in a pattern of behaviour "moving between schools" in Birmingham, an inquiry into alleged 'Trojan Horse' schools has found.
In a 151-page report for Birmingham City Council, Ian Kershaw concluded: "The evidence shows individuals have been seeking to promote and encourage Islamic principles in the schools with which they are involved, by seeking to introduce Islamic collective worship, or raising objections to elements of the school curriculum that are viewed as anti-Islamic."
Mr Kershaw's report said the problems had been allowed to run "unchecked" due to what he branded "weaknesses in the system and poor oversight of governance" mainly by the city council, but also by Ofsted, the Education Funding Agency and the DfE.
Key individuals were "promoting and encouraging certain Islamic principles" in classrooms amid "poor oversight" from education officials, a Birmingham City Council report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" takeover plot has concluded.
Headteachers have rejected a controversial request from Humberside 's Chief Constable Justine Curran to allow her officers' children to have term-time holidays.
Ms Curran made the request because many are unable to take time off with their families during school holidays because of work commitments.
But the National Association of Headteachers rejected the proposal saying if they make an exceptional case for one profession, it opens the floodgates for others.