The former head of Ofsted has lambasted the "incompetence" of the body that recruits and disciplines teachers, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), after the collapse of cases against the ringleaders of the "Trojan Horse" plot.
Speaking after misconduct cases against five former Birmingham school leaders were thrown out last week, Sir Michael Wilshaw said: "NCTL has always been and still is incompetent. The good work by Ofsted has been wasted and the safeguarding of children in Birmingham and beyond has been put in jeopardy."
The five included Monzoor Hussain, former head of Park View, the school at the centre of the plot, and Razwan Faraz, former deputy head of Nansen, a linked school. They were accused of imposing an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" on secular state schools in Birmingham.