The National College for Teaching and Leadership has today agreed that witnesses in the ‘Trojan Horse’ hearings should retain their anonymity, unless they have consented to be identified, or in four cases are already known to defendants.
Birmingham City Council had lobbied for anonymity to be retained once it became apparent that it was at risk.
Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children, families and schools, said: “We are very pleased that the College has listened to our arguments and agreed to honour the assurances the city council gave to those who bravely came forward. But the fact remains that the witnesses should never have been put in this position in the first place. We will continue to stand up for the witnesses affected by this case, and for the rights and safety of all whistle-blowers.”