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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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Trust 'extremely disappointed' at Ofsted decision

Park View Educational Trust in Birmingham said it was "extremely disappointed" that three of the schools inspected as part of the "Trojan Horse" investigations were graded as inadequate and put into special measures.

David Hughes, vice-chair at Trust said: "We wholeheartedly dispute the validity of these gradings".

Mr Hughes said the Ofsted report has found "absolutely no evidence "of an Islamic plot "because this is categorically not what is happening at our schools."

"Our schools do not tolerate or promote extremism of any kind," he added.

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