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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.

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Extremism of any kind 'has no place in education'

ASCL, a secondary school leaders trade union, said extremism of any kind "has no place in education".

Speaking in the wake of allegations of a "Trojan Horse" takeover plot at Birmingham schools, ASCL General Secretary Brian Lightman said: "Where there is clear evidence of extremism by anyone connected with a school community, it is absolutely right that firm, appropriate action is taken.

“The top priority now must be the education of the young people ... It’s been a difficult time for Birmingham and it won’t be easy to rebuild bridges, but this must be the priority."

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