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Trojan Horse school trustees resign and blame Gove for ‘vicious’ campaign

Trojan Horse school trustees resign and blame Gove for ‘vicious’ campaign

🕔15.Jul 2014

Trustees from three schools at the centre of Birmingham’s Trojan Horse allegations have resigned after claiming that a “vicious” attack by former Education Secretary Michael Gove left them with no alternative but to go.

The trust ran Parkview Academy, Nansen primary and Golden Hillock schools.

All of the schools were placed under special measures by Ofsted following an inspection in March. It was likely that the Department for Education would have sacked the trustees if they had not voluntarily stood down.

Park View Educational Trust chair Tahir Alam announced the resignations today. He said the decision had been made in the interests of the children.

Ofsted’s claims that the trustees were attempting to impose a narrow faith-based ideology at the schools were rejected by Mr Alam who said he and his colleagues were proud of the way they had turned around failing schools.

He said: “We have no regrets, nor do we make any apologies for being part of a dedicated team of professionals who have substantially raised standards.”

Mr Alam accused Mr Gove of harbouring a “profound mistrust” of Islam.

He said: “Mr Gove’s demotion today provides us with some reassurance that the Prime Minister has finally acknowledged the profound damage that has been caused by his divisive approach”.

Mr Alam added that in four months “the proud reputation of Park View School” had been brought “to the point of destruction”.

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