- Education Secretary Michael Gove will ask Her Majesty's Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw to report back on the practicalities of allowing any school to be inspected at no notice. Findings from the Education Funding Agency reports suggest that notice periods were used in schools in Birmingham to put on hastily arranged shows of cultural inclusivity. The previous inspections of five of the Trojan Horse schools (which found them good or outstanding) in 2012 and 2013 gave 1-2 days notice. This time round, the schools were given 30 minutes or less notice via phone. They were found inadequate.
- The Prime Minister is calling a special meeting of the Government's Extremism Taskforce to discuss the implications arising from the findings of the Ofsted review and the wider situation in Birmingham. The Prime Minister will also meet with key Cabinet members on Monday morning to discuss the situation.
- To ensure the safeguarding of children in Birmingham until the situation is fully resolved, the Prime Minister has been assured by Ofsted that they will maintain a regular presence in Birmingham schools, with reports from inspectors coming directly to the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary.
Education Secretary Michael Gove said: "We have to ensure children are safe in our schools. Evidence uncovered in Birmingham clearly indicates that schools have used the notice they have been given of inspections to evade proper scrutiny. Sir Michael Wilshaw will now examine the practicalities of moving to a position where all schools know they may face an unannounced inspection. Our children need to be protected in schools, kept safe from the dangers of extremism and guaranteed a broad and balanced curriculum. This change will help provide parents with the reassurance they need."