04 January 2016

Headteacher of Trojan Horse-linked school banned from teaching

Jahangir Akbar, 38, has been barred from teaching for at least five years after investigators found he "failed to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviours".

Mr Akbar, who was acting principal at Oldknow Academy, was found to have decreased the diversity of religious education for pupils - aged seven to 11 - and banned the school from holding Christmas performances or putting up a Christmas tree "in order to have more time to focus on teaching and learning".

His actions and inactions also "undermined fundamental British values of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs", the National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found. [Evening Standard] Read more