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Ofsted chief takes charge of 'Muslim schools plot' probe

Ofsted head Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover plot at Birmingham schools. Former anti-terror chief Peter Clarke will examine the allegations for the Government.

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Ofsted head to lead 'Trojan Horse' probe

The head of Ofsted is to take a "personal lead" in the watchdog's investigation into allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover plot at a number of Birmingham schools, it has been announced.

Sir Michael Wilshaw is to visit the city next week to meet those directly involved in the inspections.

Sir Michael Wilshaw will visit Birmingham next week. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ofsted has assessed more than a dozen Birmingham schools in recent weeks in the wake of the so-called "Trojan Horse" allegations and the findings are expected to be published in early May.

An Ofsted spokesman said: "Sir Michael has made clear that he is taking a personal lead in agreeing the individual reports and ensuring that they fully address concerns that have been raised."

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