Anti-Zionist sect ‘gave Trojan school assembly’
A SCHOOL involved in the Trojan Horse scandal encouraged “antisemitic language” between staff and pupils and welcomed speakers from the Jewish anti-Zionist sect Neturei Karta, according to a former staff member.
The teacher, from the Park View Academy in Birmingham, was testifying before the National College for Teaching and Leadership misconduct panel looking into the affair.
She said she had “heard both pupils and staff use antisemitic language. Pupils would say to staff or other pupils ‘you Jew boy’, which was considered a derogatory term”.
Three hearings are taking place in bothCoventryandBirminghaminvolving five Park View staff members.
According to the teacher, referred to as Witness A, on one occasion Neturei Karta’s Aaron Cohen delivered an hourlong assembly to Park View pupils.
The Trojan Horse scandal erupted in 2014, when it emerged that several schools with high numbers of Muslim pupils in Birmingham — including at Park View — were being infiltrated by Islamists.
If found guilty of unacceptable professional misconduct, those involved could be banned from teaching for life. A report into the allegations is due to be published in December.