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Ban for two teachers who fed pupils 'a diet of Islam'

By Richard Vernalls

Two teachers who worked at a 'Trojan Horse'-linked school in England where pupils were "fed on a diet of Islam" have been banned from the classroom for life.

Inamulhaq Anwar (34) and 41-year-old Akeel Ahmed had denied a central allegation they had agreed with others, on or before March of 2014, to the inclusion of "an undue amount of religious influence in pupils' education".

At the end of last year, a professional standards panel handed both the former staff members at Park View Academy in Alum Rock, Birmingham, interim teaching bans after finding the allegation proven, while a final decision was awaited.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership announced Mr Anwar would serve an indefinite ban for a minimum period of six years. His former colleague Mr Ahmed will serve a ban with a minimum term of three years.

The decision means that neither of the two men are allowed to teach in England.

Both Mr Anwar and Mr Ahmed can apply to have the bans set aside but only after the minimum terms have elapsed.

Brian Tytherleigh, the Department for Education decision-maker appointed by the Education Secretary, said: "Mr Inamulhaq Anwar is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children's home in England."

Both men have been granted 28 days to appeal against their bans to the High Court.

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