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The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Dr Karamat Iqbal

Dr Karamat Iqbal is an education and diversity practitioner. He has worked in youth work, secondary/post-16 education and local authority school advisory work. He has a particular interest in education of disadvantaged young people.

He has written for numerous publications, including the Times Educational Supplement.

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Dr Karamat Iqbal

No more Trojan Horses

In recent years, education in Birmingham has been the subject of national controversy. What can schools do to prevent history repeating itself? In March 2014, the press reported an alleged plot by so-called ‘hardline Islamists’ to take over a number of Birmingham schools. The substance of the plot...