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NAHT welcome the announcement of Sir Michael Tomlinson as Birmingham Schools Commissioner in wake of ‘Trojan Horse’ inquiries

Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT said “ It has been over two  months since Nicky Morgan made the announcement in the Commons that there would be a new commissioner of schools in Birmingham. We see this role as key to ensuring that we learn the lessons from the Clarke and Kershaw reports and that promises made at the time are kept. It is important that the disturbing issues uncovered in Birmingham are further investigated. It is critical that the multi-agencies involved work together in order to ensure that schools are well governed, that the children are adequately safeguarded and that school leaders can lead their schools without fear.

“We trust that the appointment of such a highly regarded former Chief Inspector of schools to the post will give school leaders an effective reporting mechanism should they have concerns in the future. We want parents and children to feel their schools are moving on and rebuilding.

“We look forward to an early meeting with Sir Mike to share our experience and the on-going concerns of our members working in Birmingham schools.”

Page Published: 25/09/2014

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