Birmingham City Council officials investigating the alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to take control of schools, known as Operation Trojan Horse, say they have uncovered ‘significant grievances’ about governance and leadership, but no evidence of links to extremism. More than 20 Birmingham schools are under investigation after a letter apparently sent to someone in Bradford claimed a Muslim faction had sought to gain influence over schools and remove staff unsympathetic to its religious agenda.
Ed Williams is currently defending one of the schools at the centre of Operation Trojan Horse, Adderley Primary School. The school says attempts have been made by a very small but well organised group of individuals to destabilise the school. The case is currently adjourned pending investigations from OFSTED, Birmingham City Council and a separate Police investigation into alleged forged resignation letters.