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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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'Trojan Horse' schools 'tried to cover up' their activities

Officials looking into schools allegedly at the centre of a takeover plot by extreme Muslims found that the institutions attempted to cover up their activities, according to findings revealed today.

'Trojan Horse' schools allegedly tried to cover up their activities. Credit: ITV News

The investigations suggested some of the schools had attempted to fool Ofsted inspectors by putting on "hastily arranged shows of cultural inclusivity", including in one case a religious education lesson on Christianity.

David Cameron has ordered a "robust response" to the situation in Birmingham in the wake of the findings.

The Education watchdog Ofsted could step up its unannounced visits as a result of the findings and will also maintain a presence in the Birmingham schools involved.

Ofsted will also report directly to the Prime Minister and Education Secretary Michael Gove on the 'Trojan Horse' plot.

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