Ofsted inspectors are visiting more schools across England over concerns of unbalanced curriculums and poor governance in the wake of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham, the Ofsted chief, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has announced.

A school in the London borough of Tower Hamlets and several schools in Bradford and Luton – with predominantly Muslim pupils – have been visited recently by Ofsted staff. This week the schools inspectorate published its inquiry into 21 schools in Birmingham.

Wilshaw said Ofsted had already conducted inspections in several faith and non-faith schools, and his inspectors were poised to visit any school over complaints about pupil safety, teaching or governors abusing their positions.

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