Trojan Horse – what action did Peter Clarke recommend for Ofsted?
Clarke recommended that Ofsted:
1 Ensure it is responsive to whistleblowing; that it acts robustly and provides proper protection to whistleblowers.
2 Judge whether such concerns indicate extremism; if so refer these to the relevant authority.
3 Consider whether the inspection framework and subsidiary guidance is capable of spotting “indicators of extremism” and whether a school’s character hasn’t changed “substantively without following the proper process”.
4 The Ofsted framework to be extended to check whether headteachers have ensured Child Protection training takes place bi-annually as required.