Ofsted chief agrees to meet 'Trojan Horse' parents

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has agreed to meet parents of pupils whose schools were involved in the Trojan Horse investigation in Birmingham.

Chief Inspector of Schools in England and Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw. Credit: PA

Sir Michael made the pledge after a meeting with local MPs to discuss concerns in the community about the regulator's recent reports, which saw several schools placed into special measures.

"He agreed to consider how best to meet a request from some MPs for him to address the concerns of some of their constituents, including the suggestion of meeting with a small representative group of parents."

The schools themselves claim that Ofsted ignored evidence that showed governors were actively trying to protect children from the risk of exposure to extremism.