The Birmingham Mail is reporting that former prefects at a Birmingham school linked to the Trojan Horse scandal have denied being used as part of a “morality squad” to stop pupils being in relationships.
The allegations were made by an ex-teacher from the former Park View Academy in Alum Rock which was among five schools in Birmingham placed in special measures by Ofsted in April 2014 following the emergence of an alleged Trojan Horse plot involving conspirators taking over governing bodies to oust headteachers and Islamise non-faith schools.
Lindsey Clark, Hardeep Saini, Monzoor Hussain, Razwan Faraz and Arshad Hussain are five former senior leaders from Park View Educational Trust, which previously ran the school.They are all currently facing disciplinary hearings.
The government-run National College for Teaching & Leadership’s key witness made a number of serious claims about Park View while giving evidence during the proceedings.
But former pupils at the school have now given evidence contradicting the claims made by the anonymous teacher, known only as Witness A.
One pupil, who left the school last year, said: “I have read about the ‘morality squad’ idea.
“That is ridiculous.There were lots of couples in my year.No one ever suggested or told me I should report them to anyone.”
The 17-year-old said executive headteacher Ms Clark “used to tell children off for holding hands in the corridors”.She added: “We were aware of the school rule about no physical contact.
“My understanding was this was part of the need for us to be smart and behave properly in our school.”…
…The pupil, a Sunni Muslim, rebutted claims girls were encouraged to wear headscarves at the non-faith school – revealing she never wore one herself…
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