A senior teacher connected to an alleged Muslim plot to take over a number of Birmingham schools tells Channel 4 News there was a campaign to employ more Muslim teachers - in order to raise standards.

The teacher, who works at one of 25 Birmingham schools currently under investigation over "Operation Trojan Horse", spoke exclusively to Channel 4 News under a condition of anonymity.

Mikaeel – not his real name – wanted to address disturbing allegations that, in the heart of Birmingham's Pakistani community, a hardline, conservative sect has plotted to influence the education of thousands of children.

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