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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Gove 'did not tell Ofsted to stop no-notice inspections'

Michael Gove did not ask Ofsted to stop plans for 'no notice' inspections in 2012, the Department for Education has said.

A spokesman said the Education Secretary had met Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw today to discuss the inspections, in the wake of the 'Trojan Horse' controversy over Birmingham schools.

"The chief inspector confirmed that the Education Secretary did not ask Ofsted to halt its plans for no-notice inspections in 2012. Ofsted took the decision after considering the response to their consultation," a DfE spokesman said.

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