100 Islamist teachers face ban
Oldknow Academy, one of the Birmingham schools at the centre of the ‘Trojan Horse’ inquiry (Christopher Furlong)
AS MANY as 100 teachers and teaching assistants could be prevented from working in schools for life as a result of an investigation into their alleged links to the so-called Trojan Horse scandal.
The Sunday Times understands that the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), the profession’s watchdog which can ban teachers from classrooms, is working on possible disciplinary cases against current and former staff members at schools in Birmingham, which were the focus of the Trojan Horse scandal, which saw efforts by hardline Islamists to take control of state schools.
The NCTL is understood to be examining 30 cases with an expectation that many more will follow.
“The NCTL is currently lo