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Countering Extremism in British Schools?The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair$
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John Holmwood and Therese O'Toole

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447344131

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.001.0001

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Governance, school reform and change management

Governance, school reform and change management

(p.105) Five Governance, school reform and change management
Countering Extremism in British Schools?

John Holmwood

Therese O’Toole

Policy Press

This chapter looks at the changing governance of English schools. The discussion of the policy context pointed to the ‘heterarchic’ nature of school governance in Birmingham, and elsewhere, as a consequence of the emergence of new arrangements for school management and governance associated with the government's academies programme, which occurred alongside the continuation of existing arrangements for the structure and management of schools. These combined to create substantial regulatory confusion over the proper role of the Local Education Authority (LEA), the DfE, school governors and school leadership. It was in these unclear circumstances that the role of Park View in taking over the leadership of other schools, or the expression of Islam in the schools, were presented as evidence of a sinister process of Islamification.

Keywords:   school governance, Birmingham, school management, academies programme, Local Education Authority, DfE, school leadership, Park View, Islam, Islamification

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