Park View in Alum Rock, Birmingham was at the centre of the Islamisation scandal. During a misconduct hearing, it was alleged that girls there had been banned from tennis because male teachers “did not want girls to be seen with their bits jumping up and down”.
Monzoor Hussain, the former principal, allegedly made the remarks to school press officer, Susan Packer, after she complained about girls being pulled out of tennis coaching sessions led by men.
Ms. Packer told a National College for Teaching & Leadership hearing that the comment “shocked me and made me feel very uncomfortable as I did not think it was appropriate for a principal to say that.”
She said that when she complained to former Park View executive head teacher, Lindsey Clark, about the alleged ban, she was told “the governors did not want mixed sports lessons”.
Park View was later renamed Rockwood Academy, and a new leadership team was installed.
Now, in a stunning twist of irony, the school has been named among 21 British schools to be dubbed ‘Schools of Tennis’ by the Tennis Foundation charity, the Birmingham Mail reports.