Super head breaks down in tears at tribunal ’emotional toll’ of ‘Trojan Horse’ claims revealed

The Mirror is reporting that the former “super head” at three schools at the centre of the so-called Trojan Horse scandal wept as her lawyer described the “emotional and mental” toll the claims had taken on her.

Lindsey Clark is accused by the National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) of professional misconduct and including an “undue amount of religious influence” at Park View Academy in Alum Rock. 

Ms Clark was the executive headteacher of the former Park View Educational Trust, which runs Park View, Nansen Primary and Golden Hillock, in Birmingham.

All three schools are at the centre of the alleged plot by hardline Muslims to take control of governing bodies, reports Birmingham Mail

Katie Langdon, defending Ms Clark, said the 64-year-old was “unable to accept the reality” of the allegations she was facing…

She said Ms Clark, who was due to retire just weeks before news of the Trojan Horse scandal broke in March last year, had potentially harmed her own defence case by failing to come up with any witnesses to corroborate her evidence.

“Through lack of confidence she has not approached people through fear they may feel contaminated by association,” added Ms Langdon.

She said Ms Clark, who was head at Park View for 13 years, has transformed it from a failing to an “outstanding” school that became a national model for excellence in teaching and raising achievement…

Ms Clark is one of 11 teachers from schools within the former Park View Educational Trust who are accused of professional misconduct…

The tribunal continues.

More at: ‘Trojan Horse schools’ super head breaks down in tears at tribunal as lawyer reveals ’emotional toll’ of claims

 

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  1. TW

    Let me guess – she thought academy status was just a way to get more money and totally ignored the control it gives to owners and governors.  Expect many more heart-broken headteachers when the real nature of academy status goes fully on-stream.

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