Muslim Trojan Horse Plot: Moseley headteacher who blew whistle on extremists describes investigation as farcical

A headteacher who warned the Government about potential extremism in schools before the Trojan Horse scandal has described the Department for Education’s (DfE) handling of the issue as “farcical”.

An internal review found no instances of the DfE ignoring “specific warnings” of extremism in schools but it “lacked inquisitiveness” on the issue in the past.

But Tim Boyes, head of Queensbridge School, Moseley, said he met a minister and officials twice in 2010 to discuss Muslim hardliners infiltrating schools, but no action was taken.

He said: “It’s farcical that central government can dodge responsibility when it wants to, that ministers feel that such stark warnings could be ignored and neither immediate action nor policy change needs to take place.