One of the Birmingham schools at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' investigation has issued a response to a critical Ofsted report, pointing out that the regulator makes no suggestion it tolerates extremism of any kind.
A statement from Park View Educational Trust, which runs Golden Hillock School, says: "Ofsted judges that Golden Hillock is not doing enough to raise students’ awareness of the ‘risks of extremism’.
However, it is crucial to note that the Ofsted reports make absolutely no suggestion, nor
did they find any evidence, that Golden Hillock either promotes or tolerates extremism or
The leaking, from her department, of a letter to Michael Gove, raises serious questions for the Home Secretary to answer.
One school was praised by Ofsted for using money from the pupil premium to pay for a number of cultural trips to Saudi Arabia.
Six Birmingham schools will be rated 'inadequate' and several more downgraded. Council officials have been criticised for failing to act.