29 November 2015

New head at 'Trojan Horse' school says pupils felt they had to choose between being British or Muslim

The new headteacher of a school linked to the so-called Trojan Horse scandal claimed "confused" pupils felt they had to "choose between being British and being a Muslim".

Fuzel Choudhury is the new principal of the former Park View School in Brimingham.

It was one of the five schools plunged into special measures last year amid allegations of a plot by hardline Muslims to take control of governing bodies, oust teachers and Islamise the curriculum.

A number of senior leaders were axed and currently face disciplinary action by the National College for Teaching & Leadership - including former executive headteacher Lindsey Clarke and acting principal Monzoor Hussain.

Its chair of governors, Tahir Alam, also became the first governor in Britain to be banned from any involvement in schools over allegations that he had put pupils "at risk of vulnerability to radicalisation". [Daily Mirror] Read more