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May denies breaking Ministerial Code over Gove letter

Home Secretary Theresa May has denied Labour allegations that she broke the Ministerial Code by authorising the publication of a private letter to Michael Gove about alleged extremism in some Birmingham schools.

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Labour: State schools need 'balanced' curriculum

Labour has called for a new inspection requirement for state schools to deliver a "broad and balanced" curriculum, in the wake of claims that Islamist extremists attempted to influence teaching in a set of schools in Birmingham.

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt accused Michael Gove of allowing education to be "skewed", school staff subjected to gender discrimination and children exposed to extremist views in Birmingham, and called on him to come to the Commons on Monday to explain his actions to MPs.

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