Trojan Horse – what action did Peter Clarke recommend for Ofsted?

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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.