Trojan horse row: governor banned from involvement with schools

Sep 7, 2015 by

Tahir Alam, former chair of governors at Park View Educational Trust in Birmingham, accused of ‘undermining British values’

A Muslim school governor at the heart of the Trojan horse controversy has been banned from having any involvement with schools after being accused of “undermining British values”.

The Department for Education (DfE) issued the ban on Tahir Alam, former chair of governors at Park View Educational Trust in Birmingham – the first time an order of this kind has been used.

Hardip Begol, director of assessment, curriculum, qualifications and accountability at DfE, said Alam had engaged in conduct “aimed at undermining the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs.”

Alam, who passed the letter informing him of the ban to the Guardian, said he intended to appeal. “I have the dubious honour of being the first person to be issued with a ban of this kind by the [Department for Education] preventing me from taking part in the management of schools,” Alam said.

Source: Trojan horse row: governor banned from involvement with schools | Education | The Guardian

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