Trojan Horse school head 'wanted help to recruit white people' FORMER PARK VIEW CHIEF STUNNED COLLEAGUE ASKING: 'YOU HAVE GOT TO HELP US STOP THIS BEING A CRAP P**I ORGANISATION,' SAYS WITNESS.
Byline: EMMA MCKINNEY Education Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org emma.mckinney@
THE headteacher of a school at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal asked for help recruiting "white people" to boost diversity, it was claimed. Monzoor 'Moz' Hussain left a senior colleague at Park View Educational Trust (PVET) agog when he asked her just weeks before the scandal hit the headlines: "You have got to help us stop this being a crap P**i organisation."
PVET, now called CORE Education Trust, used to run three of the five schools at the heart of the scandal - Nansen Primary, Park View Academy and Golden Hillock School.
The scandal broke last year when a letter emerged describing an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to take over the governing bodies of Birmingham schools.
At a National College for Training & Leadership (NCTL) professional conduct hearing yesterday, Mr Hussain, former headteacher of Park View Academy in Alum Rock, apologised At which jaw Monzoor I am say for using the racial slur and accepted making the remark in early 2014.
In a statement a witness, who has been granted anonymity, said: "In January or February 2014, I had a discussion with Monzoor in the car park at Park View.
"Monzoor was seeking my help to recruit white people to the Senior Leadership Team at Park View.
"Monzoor told me that he wanted my help with this and then said words to the effect, 'You have got to help us stop this being a crap P**i organisation'.
point my dropped and said, 'Oh, allowed to that.' "At which point my jaw dropped and Monzoor said, 'Oh, I am allowed to say that.'" ."
Witness " Moz Hussain's barrister Andrew Faux asked the witness: "Is it possible that he didn't say to you, 'I want you to help me recruit white peopl',' but simply was saying we need to be more diverse or otherwise we're going to be a crap P**i school?" The witness, giving evidence via video link, replied: "It could have been, because the conversation was that there are all men on the leadership team, so yes, I take your point." The witness also described Mr Hussain as a "bubbly, happy chap".
Moz Hussain is one of five former senior teachers at PVET who are all accused of professional misconduct.
Moz, Lindsey Clark, Arshad Hussain, Hardeep Saini and Razwan Faraz all face the principal allegation that on or before March 31 last year they had agreed to "the inclusion of an undue amount of religious influence in the education of pupils." They all deny the allegations and the hearing continues.
College for conduct in Witness, anonymity, February 2014, I "Monzoor wanted and the 'say Witness: "Is didn't say to you"At which point my jaw dropped and Monzoor said, 'Oh, I am allowed to say that.'" Witness
Monzoor Hussain, former head of Park View School
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||Birmingham Mail (England)|
|Date:||Nov 14, 2015|
|Previous Article:||In the market for cheapest Xmas break? TRAVEL.|
|Next Article:||Man faces court after terrorist group raids; FOUR FACE EXTRADITION FROM UK OVER ISLAMIST THREAT.|