19 February 2017

Second Islamist 'Trojan Horse' scandal feared after Oldham headteacher reports death threats

Fears of a second wave of Islamist plots to take over schools have been raised after a teachers’ union revealed it was dealing with a “variety of apparent Trojan Horse issues".

A head teacher in Oldham has reportedly said she has started working at home having been subjected to a campaign of “death threats” and verbal abuse by people determined to introduce an Islamic agenda.

In an email to Oldham council, seen by the Sunday Times, Trish O’Donnell said she had “very strong reasons to believe...a “Trojan Horse” agenda is being played out” at Clarksfield Primary School.

A confidential report prepared by the local authority said she had complained of threats to “blow up her car” and said she had been attacked by a parent part of a four-year campaign of abuse.

The head teachers' union, the NAHT, said it was "supporting a number of members in the Oldham area with a variety of apparent Trojan Horse issues". [The Telegraph] Read more