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A tribunal ruling relating to a former chairman of governors at a Birmingham school which was embroiled in an alleged "Trojan Horse" Muslim takeover plot is to remain under wraps, judicial heads said.

Tahir Alam 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. He was issued with a ban by the Department for Education in September 2015 after officials concluded he had engaged in conduct aimed at undermining fundamental British values.

Mr Alam challenged the ban at a specialist tribunal hearing in London in March. A three-strong care standards tribunal panel had reserved a ruling after analysing evidence. Early in December DfE officials revealed that the tribunal had upheld the DfE decision and ruled against Mr Alam.


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