A former parent-governor accused of being involved in a "Trojan horse" plot to radicalise a primary school in Oldham says he was merely concerned about low standards and has been vindicated by a report placing the school in special measures.

The Ofsted report brands Clarksfield primary as inadequate in all areas, saying it provides pupils with a "dismal start to school life". Nasim Ashraf said he and his wife were accused of being at the centre of the conspiracy after they raised concerns about teaching and safeguarding issues.

In documents leaked to the Sunday Times in February, the school's headteacher, Trish O'Donnell, who is on long-term sick leave, complained she was being subjected to "harassment and intimidation" in the form of "aggressive verbal abuse" from people allegedly pushing conservative Muslim values.

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