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'Trojan Horse' school claims Ofsted ignored crucial evidence

Ofsted has concluded that Golden Hillock school in Birmingham could have done more to keep children safe from extremism

But evidence shown to ITV News suggests governors at the school were going beyond accepted normal practice to protect pupils.

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Ofsted: 'Our inspectors are now closer to the ground'

The Ofsted chief inspector has said that under a regional structure, inspectors are now "closer to the ground" with schools than ever before.

In a statement, Sir Michael Wilshaw said:

It's vitally important that we remain vigilant for such problems developing in any part of the country.

Under Ofsted's regional structure, our inspectors are now closer to the ground and to those we inspect than ever before.

Where we hear of concerns, we will respond swiftly in order to reassure parents and the wider community that children are receiving the good, safe and well-rounded education to which they are entitled.

– Sir Michael Wilshaw - Ofsted chief inspector

Sir Michael also confirmed that inspections in a number of other areas outside Birmingham - where there have been claims of a plot by hardline Muslims to take over schools - are now being conducted.

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