Police cite riot fears to delay case against BNP teacher Adam Walker

THE TIMES ONLINE, 22Sep09: The case against a teacher and British National Party member accused of religious intolerance has been postponed because police fear it will cause flare-ups in the community.

The unprecedented intervention in the case of Adam Walker, a former soldier and karate expert from Durham, who was due to face the General Teaching Council (GTC) in Birmingham today, was made because of tensions between far-right activists and the Muslim community.

The council will decide if Mr Walker, 39, should be struck off the register after he was alleged to have used a school computer to contribute racist and religiously intolerant views to online discussions during lessons.

If found guilty he will be the first teacher to be banned for religious intolerance.

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OFSTED replacing ethnic monitoring forms following complaint

CEP blog, 02Sep09: A month ago a concerned work colleague showed me a copy of an EY2 form issued by the English education standards office, OFSTED, which included an ethnic monitoring form.  The options included White British, White Irish, White Scottish and White Welsh.

Bearing in mind that OFSTED only operates in England, the exclusion of White English from the ethnic monitoring form is inexcusable and when White Scottish, White Irish and White Welsh are included, it is almost certainly illegal under the Race Relations Act.

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