Sir Michael Wilshaw isn’t happy with Birmingham:
…following visits to the city to meet schools and the council, he said: “As a result of these discussions, I am quite clear that, although many of these schools have improved and children are now much safer, the situation remains fragile.
“While the overwhelming majority of parents support the changes that have taken place over the past two years, there are a minority of people in the community who are still intent on destabilising these schools.”
This is, of course, the ‘Trojan Horse’ issue once more. Did anyone think it had gone away?
Wilshaw’s letter to Morgan also warned that Birmingham’s children’s services department had failed seven inspections in the last decade and that children in the city remained at risk.
Maybe they need more staff? That’s the usual complaint, after all.
Birmingham city councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children, families and schools, said: … “We have 800 dedicated social workers and a similarly committed wider team of professionals who support and work alongside them. They deserve recognition and credit for all they’ve done so far in the improvement journey.”