The schools are currently being probed after reports that there existed a "Trojan Horse" plot aimed at takeover of the secular state schools by religious hardliners.
The reports claim male and female students were segregated, sex education banned and extremist clerics praised in assemblies.
But one of the teachers said the controversial plot was aimed at raising the attainment levels of Muslim students after years of under-achievement.
Speaking anonymously to Channel 4 News last night, the teacher said: "This is about the proportion of representation and leadership on boards of schools that serve predominantly Muslim children.
"These teachers and leaders have a deeper understanding of the view of the population in these schools. I think the needs of Muslim children have been neglected for many, many years."
Birmingham has a large Muslim population — nearly 22 per cent, according to the 2011 census.
The "Trojan Horse" plot involves the alleged takeover of secular state schools and the removal of secular head teachers in Birmingham by radical Muslim staff and governors.
Five non-Muslim heads have left their posts in a tiny area of the northern England city over the past six months.
Britain's schools inspectorate, OFSTED, is set to publish its final inspection reports on the Operation Trojan Horse by the second week of May.