Union leader calls for "sensitivity" over Trojan Horse

NASUWT Leader Chris Keates Credit: ITV News Central

The leader of one of Britain's largest teaching unions is calling for more sensitivity in the handling of allegations surrounding an alleged Islamist plot to take control of schools in Birmingham.

The city council is investigating claims of a "Trojan Horse" conspiracy to replace staff and governors with Muslim hardliners.


Speaking at the opening of the NASUWT conference at the ICC, General Secretary Chris Keates said her concern was with the staff and pupils in the 25 schools under investigation. She also hit out at the Government's appointment of counter-terrorism expert Peter Clarke, to carry out inquiries for the Department for Education.