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A second head teacher in Oldham has claimed that what he called a "Trojan Horse playbook" was used to drive him from his post at a high-profile free school project in the town.

Rick Hodge told The Sunday Times he resigned from the headship of the Phoenix Free School in 2013 after a "campaign of harassment to browbeat me" from the school's founder, Affan Burki, a former British Army officer.

Burki and a colleague denied the allegations last night and branded Hodge a "Walter Mitty" character.


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