The Birmingham Mail is reporting that a hearing has been told female pupils were banned from mixed sports at the Birmingham school because male teachers “did not want girls to be seen with their bits jumping up and down.”
Monzoor Hussain, former principal at Park View Academy, allegedly made the remark to school press officer Susan Packer after she complained girls had been pulled out of a tennis coaching session because it was run by a male instructor.
Mrs Packer first complained to executive head teacher Lindsey Clark who had written the Academy’s policy on sports, but according to her statement she was told that “the governors did not want mixed sports lessons.”
Unhappy with Ms Clark’s alleged response, Mrs Packer then took her concerns to Mr Hussain. She said in her statement: “Monzoor Hussain told me that girls were not allowed to play, as the male staff felt uncomfortable.
“He said that ‘the men did not want the girls to be seen with their bits jumping up and down.’ This shocked me and made me feel very uncomfortable as I did not think it was appropriate for a principal to say that.”
When Andrew Faux, acting for Mr Hussain denied the words were ever said, Mrs Packer replied: “They were said to me, yes they were…”
Mrs Packer, who left her job in 2013, was giving evidence at a National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) hearing where five senior teachers face allegations of professional misconduct…
The hearing continues.
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