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Countering Extremism in British Schools?The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair$
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John Holmwood and Therese O'Toole

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447344131

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.001.0001

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The NCTL hearings and their collapse

The NCTL hearings and their collapse

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(p.195) Nine The NCTL hearings and their collapse
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Countering Extremism in British Schools?
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John Holmwood

Therese O’Toole

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0010

This chapter discusses the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) professional misconduct hearings to which the Clarke Report gave rise. The NCTL hearings represented the first opportunity for the individuals who had been named in the investigation reports and in the media as part of a plot to Islamicise schools to respond, yet they had to do so in the context of widespread assumptions of their guilt. Ultimately, there have been fundamental flaws in the NCTL case and of the investigations leading up to it. The first is associated with a failure properly to consider the context of the affair. PVET was accused of introducing an Islamic curriculum and practices. However, there is no evidence that this was outside the guidance provided by many local authorities and other bodies.

Keywords:   NCTL, professional misconduct, Clarke Report, Islamification, Islamic curriculum

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