Teacher at ‘Trojan Horse’ Birmingham school spared ban

The BBC is reporting that a professional panel has ruled a maths teacher found guilty of misconduct after telling pupils “Islam is the true religion” can continue to teach.

Wakass Haruf taught at Birmingham’s Golden Hillock Academy – one of the schools caught up in the so-called Trojan Horse affair.

A professional panel heard he told pupils other faiths were “ignorant”.

He was found guilty of professional misconduct but other allegations against him were not proven.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) panel was told the comments were made at a prayer meeting at the school in July 2013.

The panel found that allegations Mr Haruf told pupils “we have the true religion, not like those ignorant Christians and ignorant Jews” were proven.

He was found to have brought his profession into “disrepute” by the comments, but the panel concluded it was possible this was “an unintended consequence arising from his choice of language” on one occasion.

He was also accused of discussing the promotion of Islam in the school over an exchange of messages with other teachers in a Whatsapp social media group.

However, the panel did not find Mr Haruf was actively involved in influencing the religious education of pupils at Golden Hillock Academy, or Park View Academy in Alum Rock, where he previously taught.

Therefore, it ruled Mr Haruf should not be banned from teaching…

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Read or download the NCTL decision in full:

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