The former assistant headteacher of a Birmingham school at the heart of the so-called Trojan Horse scandal described how Christmas was "cancelled" as the school became more "Islamised".

Hilary Thompson, previously assistant head at Nansen Primary in Alum Rock, said celebrations from non-Islamic faiths were "squeezed out" – just two months after the failing school was taken over by Park View Educational Trust in October 2012.

Mrs Thompson's claims as she was today giving evidence at a National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) hearing, where five senior teachers from the Trust face allegations of professional misconduct.

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