Sir Michael Wilshaw, the Ofsted chief, has delayed until next week the publication of reports about the Birmingham schools at the centre of an alleged Islamist plot, as details emerge of Ofsted inspectors praising schools for "speaking out against extremism".

The tranche of reports is expected to classify six of the schools involved as inadequate due to concerns about student safeguarding, especially regarding the protection of pupils from exposure to extremism.

The six include Park View, Golden Hillock and Nansen schools under the control of the Park View Academy Trust, which is likely to be ejected from its role by the Department for Education.

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