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A former chairman of governors at a state secondary school embroiled in an alleged "Trojan Horse" Muslim takeover plot in Birmingham has complained of being made a "scapegoat".

Tahir Alam, who was chairman of governors at Park View School in Alum Rock, Birmingham, from 1997 to 2014, and chairman of a trust set up to manage the school, has been barred from involvement in the management of schools by the Department for Education (DfE).

Officials imposed a ban in September 2015 after concluding that he had engaged in conduct aimed at undermining fundamental British values.

Mr Alam has appealed against the ban at a specialist tribunal hearing in London.


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