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The Department of Education said it was confident strong leadership teams would mean a rapid and effective change at five schools where concerns were raised about performance in the wake of the "Trojan Horse" allegations.
It comes after Ofsted warned "very little action" had been taken at five schools in Birmingham found to be failing by inspector in the wake of the alleged takeover plot by hardline Muslims.
A DfE spokesman said: "These reports are a snapshot. They reflect the particular circumstances of the schools and the time at which the inspections took place, in some cases just a couple of days into the start of the new school year.
"We are confident that the strong leadership teams we have put in place mean that change will be rapid and effective once it has had more than a few weeks to have an impact."
"Very little action" has been taken to address the serious concerns raised at five Birmingham schools at the centre of the alleged Trojan Horse takeover plot, Ofsted has said.
David Cameron has arrived at a successful academy in Portsmouth that was once considered a failing school.
The visit, alongside Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, follows the announcement that tougher powers will be introduced to help turn around failing schools.
If the Government are serious about improving education they need to "move away from this simple narrative of failure and success," a teaching union chief told Good Morning Britain.
Louis Coffiant, the CEO of NAHT Edge dismissed Conservative plans to send in a "crack team" to deal with 500 failing schools, saying, "Schools need support so they can start from where they are and they can help the students and the staff they have got."