Copland Community School in Wembley accused of failing A-Level politics students
PUBLISHED: 17:13 10 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:23 10 February 2014
A secondary school in Wembley has been accused of failing its politics students after it snubbed an offer of free teaching from a former staff member.
Phil Allman claims he made the offer to Copland Community School in Cecil Avenue, after being inundated with emails from students and parents complaining about the quality of the A-level course since his departure.
The humanities and politics teacher, who has taught for 35 years, left the school last year claiming he was ‘pushed’ into accepting voluntary redundancy following the closure of his successful department.
He said: “I had left with heavy heart but had always pledged to help the students and continue to give them support and guidance so I emailed the school and offered to help but received no response.
“Humanities was the most successful department in the school and probably in Brent as 70 per cent plus of its A-level students consistently gained A and B grades.
“I want to help the students but my offer has been ignored.”
Last year staff staged two strikes claiming the humanities department was axed because of its teachers held strong link to trade unions.
Mr Allman said: “It’s all a very sad situation and my offers of help have been refused.”
After hearing of Mr Allman’s offer another secondary school in Brent has provided him and the six students with classroom facilities for free.
A spokesman for the school refused to comment.
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