‘Affirmative Action’ on steroids: MUSLIM ‘teacher’ at elite CATHOLIC London secondary school is suspended after it’s discovered he virtually CANNOT read or write. The scandal emerged when Faisal Ahmed sued the school for constructive dismissal and disability discrimination after he quit in anger.
Daily Mail (h/t Terry D) Faisal Ahmed was passed fit to teach by an elite taxpayer-funded training scheme even though he had ‘extreme difficulty with handwriting’, reading problems and ‘issues understanding written tests.’ Just days into his new job at St Thomas More Catholic school in leafy Wood Green, north London he was summoned by the headmaster and suspended, reported The Sun.
Ex-City worker Mr Ahmed was going to teach vital GCSE and A-Level lessons to teenagers. Ahmed suffers from dyspraxia, a condition that affects co-ordination, and he told the headmaster Mark Rowland that he was unable to write for ‘more than a couple of minutes’ as his condition caused him too much pain.
Papers obtained by the Sun showed that Mr Ahmed lost his legal battle and subsequent appeal over the 2016 scandal, with the London Central Employment and Tribunal throwing out his claims last month.
‘Teach First’ admitted that they did not inform the school of Mr Ahmed’s condition.
A Teach First spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We hold the highest standards for every candidate who joins our teacher training programme. Every trainee who is offered a place must have a degree, expertise in the subject they teach and GCSEs in maths and English. ‘They also will have passed the professional skills tests for prospective teachers in numeracy and literacy – which is standard for all routes into teaching.
‘Once offered a place in a school, Teach First continues to provide rigorous training and support for two years to the candidate, alongside a university tutor and school mentor. Our training programme has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.’
‘We have always welcomed applications from candidates with disabilities and additional needs – and work with them, the school and university partners to provide any extra training and support needed to ensure their teaching is of the highest quality.’