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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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How the 'Trojan Horse' schools investigation began

Here are some of the key developments in the "Trojan Horse" schools investigation:

  • An anonymous letter outlining an alleged takeover plot by hard-line Muslims at Birmingham schools, dubbed "Operation Trojan Horse", is made public
  • The letter, now widely believed to be a hoax, claims hard-line Muslims installed friendly governors and forced out uncooperative headteachers to seize control
  • Birmingham City Council, the West Midlands Police Counter-Terrorism Unit and the Department for Education's Extremism Unit then confirmed they were investigating
  • Ofsted inspects 21 schools said to be involved in the "Trojan Horse" plot

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