Birmingham City Council’s response to Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan’s statement to the House of Commons on Peter Clarke’s report into allegations arising from the Trojan Horse letter
Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:
“I welcome the appointment of an education commissioner, who will report to both the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, and Birmingham City Council’s Chief Executive, Mark Rogers. We will work closely with the Department for Education on making that appointment.
“We have had a very positive experience working with the commissioner for children’s safeguarding, Lord Norman Warner, and we look forward to an equally constructive relationship with the new education commissioner.
“We have already accepted all of the recommendations in Ian Kershaw’s report and believe we are already making progress on most of the recommendations set out in Peter Clarke’s report.
“In addition, we are already working on a number of key areas such as strengthening governor appointments and training and our whistleblowing process and reporting, as well as continuing our work in reviewing our relationship with all schools.