Teachers at Trojan Horse-linked school banned from profession

Inamulhaq Anwar and Akeel Ahmed both worked at a school where pupils were 'fed on a diet of Islam'

Richard Vernalls
Friday 19 February 2016 19:56
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Two teachers who worked at a “Trojan Horse”-linked school where pupils were “fed on a diet of Islam” have been banned from the classroom.

Inamulhaq Anwar, aged 34, and 41-year-old Akeel Ahmed had denied the allegation they had agreed with others, on or before March of 2014, on the inclusion of “an undue amount of religious influence in pupils’ education”.

At the end of last year a professional standards panel handed both the former staff members at Park View Academy in Birmingham interim teaching bans after finding the allegation proven, while a final decision was awaited.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has announced Mr Anwar would serve an indefinite ban for a minimum period of six years. His former colleague Mr Ahmed will serve a ban with a minimum term of three years. The decision means that neither man is allowed to teach in any school, sixth-form college, youth accommodation or children’s home in England.

Last November an NCTL panel recommended teaching bans after concluding pupils had been “immersed in orthodox Islamic doctrine” through measures including the use of the school loudspeaker system to broadcast a daily call to prayer to Park View’s pupils. The panel also found there had been a co-ordinated attempt at the state-funded schools to include “undue religious influence”.

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