This is the future of the UK. The school was acting in accord with the Sharia, demanding that the girl wear hijab and eschewing musical instruments and representational art. Do British officials really think that they will be able to prevent many, many other schools from going in exactly this direction? If so, they are dangerously naive and self-deceived about the nature of Islam and Sharia.
A pupil at a school at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal was denied extra maths classes because she was a girl and did not wear a hijab, a disciplinary panel has heard.
Anthony Dunne, a senior government worker who was placed at the former Park View Educational Trust, in Birmingham, told a panel that the girl was not ‘allowed to attend intervention lessons’ to help boost her grades.
Mr Dunne was giving evidence against five teachers who taught at the trust, which is at the heart of the Trojan Horse plot by hardline Muslims to bring about the Islamification of secular state schools in Birmingham.
Five teachers from the former Park View Educational Trust are all accused of professional misconduct by the NCTL.
Lindsey Clarke, Razwan Faraz, Hardeep Saini, Arshad Hussain and Monzoor Hussain are said to have agreed to the inclusion of an undue amount of religious influence on pupils’ education.
Mr Dunne told a disciplinary panel he visited two of the trust’s schools – Park View Academy in Alum Rock and Golden Hillock in Sparkhill – in March last year.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) hearing was told a Year 11 pupil was asked if she was being given help to ensure she could get a grade C at GCSE during a bottom set maths class.
Mr Dunne added: ‘She looked hesitant and then nodded as though she did not want to upset me.’
He said the girl later approached him in the corridor and admitted she was ‘not allowed’ to attend intervention lessons on Sundays.
Mr Dunne added: ‘It was my impression that she was not allowed to attend the lessons because she was female, and as she was one of very few girls not wearing a hijab I suspected that she was either non-Muslim or not a strictly observant Muslim and this may also have influenced the matter.
The government official told the panel the Year 11 pupil asked him to speak to Park View’s headteacher Monzoor Hussain to allow her to attend the extra lessons.
Mr Dunne said when he quizzed Mr Hussain he ‘appeared surprised’ the girl wasn’t allowed to attend the sessions.
Mr Dunne added: ‘It was my general impression from the meeting that Mr Hussain had a similar attitude in responding to any issue we raised with him, he always expressed surprise that the matter could be happening and assured us it was an oversight and he would deal with it.
‘I was not convinced that Mr Hussain was being entirely truthful with us.’
Mr Dunne visited the schools as part of a team from the government’s Education Funding Agency (EFA) to carry out an inspection after the Trojan Horse allegations.
He said male prefects were ‘assertive and intimidating’ while female pupils were ‘quiet and passive’.
He added: ‘It was clear that cultural values were at play and there was a real sense that females were not regarded in the same way as males in the school.’
Mr Dunne also claimed there was ‘a sense of a real network of informants within the school. There was a totalitarian feel to the school.’
He told the hearing he was shocked to find no art work at the school featuring ‘the human form’ as well as no instruments in the music department.
Mr Dunne also said an ‘observant Muslim’ teacher at the school shared concerns with him over the recruitment of staff, claiming ‘too many Asian men’ were being recruited….