7 Conclusion |
80. The Trojan Horse affair epitomises many of the
questions and concerns expressed elsewhere about the changing
school landscape and the overlapping roles of the organisations
responsible for oversight of schools. In this light, it is less
about extremism than about governance and the ability of local
and central agencies to respond to whistle-blowers and challenges
posed by individual schools. We note once again that no evidence
of extremism or radicalisation, apart from a single isolated incident,
was found and that there is no evidence of a sustained plot nor
of a similar situation pertaining elsewhere in the country.
81. It is important to return to the need to ensure
a good education for the children at the schools affected. They,
and their schools, will continue to require support from local
and central agencies to make this a reality.