Teachers at a school in Bradford were suspended after a battle with governors who wanted to model the college on the academy at the centre of the "Trojan Horse" plot in Birmingham, The Independent can reveal.

Jennifer McIntosh, principal at Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College, has faced attempts to oust her and her deputy amid fears that hardline Muslims were promoting an Islamic agenda at the secular school.

It is understood that there was a battle at the school between staff and governors over paying Tahir Alam, chair of governors at Park View Academy in Birmingham, to provide governance training at the Bradford college.

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