Teachers at Trojan Horse-linked schools banned indefinitely

The Birmingham Mail is reporting that two teachers who tried to Islamise the education of pupils at Trojan Horse-linked schools in the city have been banned from teaching but could return to the classroom in a few years. 

The National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) ruled in November that Akeel Ahmed undermined British values and failed to teach students at the former Park View Academy respect and tolerance to different faiths. 

Now the Department for Education has ruled that the 41-year-old, of Wolverhampton, should be banned from teaching – but he could apply to have the ban lifted in 2019.

And fellow Park View teacher Inamulhaq Anwar – who also allowed “an undue amount of religious influence” on the education of pupils – has also been banned from the classroom, but could return in six years should he successfully apply to remove the prohibition order.

The 35-year-old, of Bordesley Green, was also previously found guilty of Islamising the curriculum through his former role on the governing body of Nansen Primary…

Sanctioning the pair on behalf of Education Secretary Nicky Morgan today, the DfE’s Brian Tytherleigh said Mr Anwar had “many skills both as a classroom teacher and subject leader and may have a future contribution to make to the teaching profession”.

He said Mr Anwar had “potential to secure change” but would need to do “much sustained work” to convince the DfE that he should return to teaching.

“A period of six years would provide adequate time for Mr Anwar to reflect on the lessons learnt and to demonstrate that he has developed appropriate insight,” he added…

More at: Teachers at Trojan Horse-linked schools who Islamised pupils’ education could have classroom ban lifted

 

See more from the NCTL at:

Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mr Akeel Ahmed

Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mr Inamulhaq Anwar

 

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