The trustees at the centre of the Trojan Horse school controversy have resigned en masse in protest at a "coordinated and vicious" offensive led by the outgoing education secretary Michael Gove.

The chairman of Park View Educational Trust, Tahir Alam, said the ability of the trust's three schools to educate their pupils was "at risk of being seriously compromised" as he announced the mass resignation.

Speaking outside the gates of Park View academy in Birmingham, Alam accused Gove of being the driving force behind months of unfair scrutiny which he said had brought the school's proud reputation "to the point of destruction".

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