Revealed, the private academy set up by teachers barred over Trojan Horse plot

(Oldknow Academy, one of the Birmingham Schools at the centre of the ‘Trojan Horse’ inquiry Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Teachers sacked, suspended or banned for their roles in the Trojan Horse plot have set up a private academy and are continuing to teach children.

It can also be disclosed that Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has written to one of the five school at the heart of the plot, expressing regret at the publication last week of highly critical Ofsted reinspection reports saying the schools had done little to fix their problems.

Mrs Morgan questioned the timing of the reinspections, which were done early in the new term, saying they were only a “snapshot” of the position at that time and claiming that “a great deal of progress” had been made in the month or so since.

The developments come amid growing impatience with Mrs Morgan’s handling of Trojan Horse scandal, in which radical Muslims in Birmingham conspired to “Islamise” state schools, force out secular heads and impose an “intolerant Islamic ethos”.

Last week, the government commissioner who investigated the issue, Peter Clarke, said the revelations so far were merely the “tip of the iceberg” and disputed Mrs Morgan’s claim that the Government had “got to the bottom of the problem”…

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