Peter Henn, Express, May 4, 2015
Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers in Liverpool, school chiefs said teachers who had spoken out against the scandal faced ‘fear and intimidation.
Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, head of Anderton Park School in Birmingham, said: “Trojan Horse has not gone away. Those of us who were involved, we knew it was the tip of the iceberg.
“We still have dead animals hung on the gates of schools, dismembered cats on playgrounds. We have petitions outside schools, objecting to teachers teaching against homophobia.”
Ms Hewitt-Clarkson said she had been targeted after campaigning to stop homophobic bullying, getting death threats on Facebook saying ‘any headteacher who teachers my children it’s alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun.’
She also said that the bodies of dead animals–including a dismembered cat–had been left at her school.
Anderton Park was one of a number of schools where governors tried to impose an ‘Islamic agenda’.
More than 20 schools in the Birmingham area were inspected by Ofsted, who put six in special measures and said a further five had not done enough to protect children from extremism.
Ofsted’s action only came after a letter–which is now believed to have been a hoax–was circulated, proposing a campaign of installing staff who would be sympathetic to Islamic extremism.
Former counter-terror boss Peter Clarke also issued a report, finding evidence of an ‘aggressive Islamist agenda’.
The report also found evidence of ‘grossly intolerant messages’ about British soldiers and homosexuals, as well as a ‘constant undercurrent of anti-western, anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment’.