Trojan Horse schools still at risk and struggle to recruit staff: Wilshaw

The BBC is reporting that Sir Michael Wilshaw has told MPs schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff…

Claims that hard-line Muslims tried to gain control of the schools have led to “big problems about leadership and staffing”, said Sir Michael Wilshaw.

The government should help the schools recruit good staff, Sir Michael told the Commons Education Committee.

He warned that without better staffing, the problems could re-emerge.

Sir Michael said that pupils at the schools had been badly let down by their governing bodies “and because we can’t get enough good leadership and teaching staff in those schools”.

“If we don’t, those people who have gone to ground, who want to exploit the situation, will do so”.

He urged the government to allocate additional funding to help the schools recruit good teachers and leaders.

In June, Ofsted issued a damning verdict on the running of a number of Birmingham’s schools and declared five failing, placing them into special measures.

Those schools were Golden Hillock School, Nansen Primary School and Park View Academy – all run by the Park View Educational Trust (PVET) – as well as Oldknow Academy and Saltley School…

Sir Michael also told the Committee that Ofsted had no “political agenda” against Christian schools…

More at: Trojan Horse schools struggle to recruit staff: Wilshaw


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  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove If this is a genuine surprise, I’m flabbergasted. The DfE helping with travel expenses will make little, sorry no difference

  2. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove They wonder why currently successful teachers want to risk their career on a school that the media/public have been slating

  3. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove This is typically myopic from Wilshaw. He won’t accept that this happens to all schools who are given poor Ofsted ratings

  4. andrew_1910

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove If results suffer, inspections remain adverse, Ofsted negligent in bringing about a slow damaging closure.

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