19 July 2015

Former Park View Trust chairman Tahir Alam 'facing school governor lifetime ban'

A man allegedly linked to the Trojan Horse scandal is facing a potential lifetime ban from being a school governor.

Tahir Alam, said to be connected to a plot by hardline Muslim governors to take over a number of Birmingham schools, is expected to be handed the ban as part of a new crackdown by the Department for Education.

Sources claim the ban is to be implemented following the recommendations made by the former counter-terrorism police chief Peter Clarke in his report into the Trojan Horse controversy.

His report found evidence of an “aggressive Islamist agenda” and recommended better systems to check on those who are governors, including being able to ban discredited governors from schools in the future.

The move comes amid growing concern about the Department’s failure to implement the report’s recommendations. [Birmingham Mail] Read more