Ofsted chief: Inspection plans will 'pick up' problems

Education Secretary Michael Gove's decision to allow unannounced inspections in schools will help uncover problems such as those seen in a number of Birmingham schools, the chief inspector has said.

Asked if Mr Gove should have introduced the measure earlier, Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw said: "We've agreed upon it now, that's the important thing."

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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.