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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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Enter Ofsted

Enter Ofsted

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(p.143) Seven Enter Ofsted
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Countering Extremism in British Schools?
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John Holmwood

Therese O’Toole

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0008

This chapter studies the Ofsted inspections and reports. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the main criticism of Park View Academy was that it was overly ‘Islamic’ and that this, in turn, was associated with a ‘plot’ to ‘Islamise’ other schools. Yet the ‘takeover’ of other schools was itself the normal process associated with the academies programme. There was a fourth school associated with the PVET, namely Al-Furqan primary school. It had been deemed ‘inadequate’ at its last Ofsted inspection, and had had an interim Executive Board and interim head teacher appointed. However, the school features neither in the EFA's review of the PVET, nor in the Clarke Report. What makes it so significant is that it was an Islamic faith school.

Keywords:   Ofsted inspections, Ofsted reports, Park View Academy, Islam, Islamification, academies programme, PVET, Al-Furqan primary school, Islamic faith school

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