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A Birmingham school headteacher made the allegation that a key adviser to Michael Gove attended a meeting on 'Trojan Horse' in 2010 despite the Education Secretary claiming he was unaware of the warnings his department received on the issue, the Independent reports.
In an email sent to shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt, Tim Boyes, head of Queensbridge School, said:
Michael Gove's political adviser attended a key meeting four years ago where concerns about an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to takeover Birmingham schools were raised, the Independent reports.
In 2010, Elena Narozanski, one of only two special advisers to the Education Secretary, was reportedly told at the meeting Muslim governors were trying to influence the direction of some schools.
After the meeting, Ms Narozanski, who no longer works for Mr Gove, allegedly said she would raise the issue with the Education Secretary and claimed he was "interested" in the subject.
The report comes after Mr Gove said on Monday that he did not know about the warnings received by his department on 'Trojan Horse' before the matter became public.
Michael Gove dodged questions about the row with Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw as he left a Westminster pub this evening.
The Education Secretary was put on the spot this evening by ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener, but declined to answer her questions, beyond observing that it was a "lovely evening".
It has been another day of apparent discord between the Educaion Secretary Michael Gove and the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw over how Ofsted carries out school inspections.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports on the row.
Sir Michael Wilshaw has issued a statement clarifying that it was he, not Michael Gove, who took the decision not to introduce no-notice Ofsted inspections in schools.
The head of the schools watchdog said: "When I first became chief inspector in early 2012, I set out plans to introduce no-notice inspections for all schools as part of a wider package of reforms to improve the inspection system.
"As a result of representations I received from headteachers and others during the consultation, I decided to move instead from two days' notice to much shorter half-day notice inspections from September 2012."
Michael Gove did not ask Ofsted to stop plans for 'no notice' inspections in 2012, the Department for Education has said.
A spokesman said the Education Secretary had met Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw today to discuss the inspections, in the wake of the 'Trojan Horse' controversy over Birmingham schools.
"The chief inspector confirmed that the Education Secretary did not ask Ofsted to halt its plans for no-notice inspections in 2012. Ofsted took the decision after considering the response to their consultation," a DfE spokesman said.
A senior Department for Education source has dismissed Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw's "implication" that Michael Gove blocked the idea of no-notice schools inspections two years ago.
David Cameron has outlined the "British values" that he believes should be applied in British schools and said they would have "overwhelming support" across the country.
The Prime Minister specified the values of "freedom, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and respect for British institutions".
Education Secretary Michael Gove yesterday said the Government will consult on new rules that could force schools to "actively promote British values".
A headteachers' union has warned it would be strongly against the idea of routine snap schools inspections.
Plans for no-notice Ofsted visits were put forward by Education Secretary Michael Gove in the Commons yesterday in the wake of investigations into allegations of a "Trojan Horse" plot by hard-line Muslims at a number of Birmingham schools.
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Michael Gove's assertion that new rules could force schools to actively promote "British values" has sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy.
Five schools investigated in the wake of "Trojan Horse" claims will be put in special measures, while a sixth with remain under sanctions.