06 March 2015

Trojan Horse-linked Small Heath School plunged into special measures after damning Ofsted report

A headteacher has been criticised by education watchdogs after a Birmingham school was plunged into special measures - just months after being given a clean bill of health during the Trojan Horse scandal.

Small Heath School and Sixth Form College has been downgraded from “outstanding” to “inadequate” after the damning Ofsted report.

Inspectors claimed ‘‘tensions’’ between a leadership team headed by new Muslim headteacher Shanaz Khan and longer-serving staff members were ‘‘damaging the school’s progress and capacity to improve.”

Mrs Khan took over the non-faith school last September, replacing former head Peter Slough, under whose leadership the school had won the ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade.

Her appointment came after claims it had been orchestrated by a group linked to the Trojan Horse controversy, whose aim was to promote an “Islamising agenda” in Birmingham schools. [Birmingham Mail] Read more