Education Business reports that Waseem Yaqub, former Chair of Governors at Al-Hijrah School, has been barred from running schools in the future by the Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening.
Al-Hijrah school, which caters for pupils aged 4-16, was one of the most sought after schools in Birmingham until it was placed in special measures in 2014. All official inquiries cleared Al-Hijrah School governors of any involvement in the ‘Trojan Horse Conspiracy’.
However, the DfE found that in his various roles on Al-Hijrah’s Governing Body, Mr Yaqub promoted, permitted or failed to challenge inadequate financial monitoring and decision-making on the part of the Governing Body. When an Interim Executive Board was appointed in June 2014, Mr Yaqub engaged in unlawful conduct designed to prevent its members from performing their lawful functions.
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