Terrorist teacher handed lifetime ban from classroom

Terrorist teacher handed lifetime ban from classroom

A chemistry teacher who intended to join terrorist group ISIS in Syria has been banned from the classroom after being convicted of the “preparation of terrorist acts”.

Jamshed Javeed, 31, who taught at Sharples School in Bolton, was last year jailed for six years and given a three-year extended licence. The court was told he intended to travel to Syria to join terrorist group ISIS.

In the National College of Teaching and Leadership’s (NCTL) ruling, published today, it said: “He [Javeed] provided essential funding and equipment that assisted his brother and three other men to travel to Syria and fight for ISIS.

“One of them has been killed; his brother has been missing for a year and the others have not returned.”

The NCTL, on recommending a lifetime ban from the profession, said: “Mr Javeed actively promoted religious extremism from a position of trust as an older professional man over younger people, including his brother, albeit that this was not within a teacher/pupil relationship.

“The panel has had particular regard to the fact that teachers are role models, and can have significant influence over children and young people.”

When he was sentenced last year, at Woolwich Crown Court, His Honour Judge Topololski said: “I am satisfied … that you remain adherent to a violent Jihadist mindset, therefore you are in my judgment an individual whose potential danger to the public in this country or abroad is clear.”

Javeed pleaded guilty to two charges of engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts, between 1 July 2013 and 12 March 2014, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.