“Trojan Horse” Disciplinary Hearings

Richard Thomas and Louise Price, instructed by the National Union of Teachers, appeared for two teachers facing allegations of serious professional misconduct arising from what has become known as the ‘Trojan Horse’ plot in which, according to the Home Secretary, “extremists infiltrated state schools and sought to impose a hard line curriculum on children”. The controversial allegations, which led to a high profile spat between Theresa May and Michael Gove, centred on activities at Park View School which had previously been rated outstanding by OFSTED having extraordinarily increased education attainment levels by its pupils. Involvement in the collective Islamic worship at the school -which had been praised by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the Chief Inspector of Schools - now formed part of the allegations against the teachers. The case against one teacher was dismissed on the basis he had no case to answer, and the decision against another teacher is awaited.

 

To read more please see BBC, The Guardian, GOV.UK, The Times, Channel 4 News, and The Spectator.

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