A teacher who labelled homosexuals "animals" in a message shared in a Muslim Whatsapp group claims he has changed his views and is "not homophobic."

Razwan Faraz, former deputy headteacher at Trojan-Horse linked Nansen Primary School, is accused of including an undue amount of religious influence at three Birmingham academies.

The one-time governor was giving evidence at a disciplinary hearing at the National College For Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) based in Coventry.

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