Campaigners slam 'politically motivated' Ofsted reports

A campaign group has rejected Ofsted's findings over allegations hard-line Muslims plotted to takeover Birmingham schools, branding them politically motivated.

The Hands Off Birmingham Schools group, led by former Respect Party leader Salma Yaqoob, has claimed inspections into the "Trojan Horse" allegations were carried out in "a climate of political and media hysteria".

"We firmly believe these Ofsted reports are politically motivated," she added.

Read: Ofsted places three 'Trojan' schools in special measures

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Gove adviser 'attended key Trojan Horse meeting' in 2010

Michael Gove's adviser attended a meeting in 2010 where concerns about an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to takeover some Birmingham schools were raised, the Independent says. Mr Gove said he was unaware of his department's Trojan Horse warnings.