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Lessons from the Trojan Horse affair

John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole

in Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This concluding chapter explores alternative lessons that can be drawn up from the Trojan Horse affair, presenting two tragedies that are bound up together in the affair. One tragedy is the ... More


Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

John Holmwood and Therese O'Toole

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In 2014 the UK government launched an investigation into the “Trojan Horse” affair: an alleged plot to “Islamify” several state schools in Birmingham. Twenty-one schools in Birmingham were subjected ... More


The Trojan Horse Affair: Media Phenomenon and Policy Driver

Jacqueline Baxter

in School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326021
eISBN:
9781447326229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter Two details the unravelling of the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair andthe ways in which it revealed that the government’s peremptory andPanglossian ideal of an ‘excellent education system’, as ... More


School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices

Jacqueline Baxter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326021
eISBN:
9781447326229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

What impact have the unprecedented and rapid changes to the structure of education in England had on school governors and policy makers? And what effect has the intensifying media and regulatory ... More


Community cohesion, schooling and Prevent

John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole

in Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter evaluates how the debate on ‘British values’ and the security agenda associated with Prevent have been translated into policies for schools, and how those policies have been implemented. ... More


Introducing the case

John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole

in Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the Trojan Horse affair. The puzzle in the Trojan Horse affair is to understand how a successful school could become the centre of a moral panic. Events unfolded quickly from ... More


‘British values’ and community cohesion

John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole

in Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of promoting ‘British values’. The Trojan Horse affair has shaped subsequent debates on community cohesion and the counter-extremism agenda, but it was, in its ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline Baxter

in School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326021
eISBN:
9781447326229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The introduction sets the scene for the book, outlining The ‘Trojan Horse’ Affair and its significance for education and education governance. It also locates school governing in the wider context of ... More


School Governing: A Moment in Time

Jacqueline Baxter

in School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326021
eISBN:
9781447326229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter one begins with a brief outline of the role that school governors play in educational governance in England, describing the challenges they face and outlining these in the lead up to the ... More


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