REVEALED: Solihull school principal ordered to pay £5k in unpaid wages by tribunal - The Solihull Observer

REVEALED: Solihull school principal ordered to pay £5k in unpaid wages by tribunal

Solihull Editorial 30th Nov, 2017   0

A PRINCIPAL of a Solihull school was ordered to pay thousands of pounds in unpaid wages by a tribunal, we can reveal.

Amjad Ahmed runs Al-Furqan Community College based at Sandalls Cottage, 1021, Warwick Road, Solihull.

The small independent Islamic secondary school for boys and girls also has a post-16 campus at Formans Road, Tyseley.

In response to our questioning, Mr Ahmed told us Mr K Mohammed worked at the school in Tyseley as a teacher until June this year.

Mr Mohammed, from Olton, Solihull borough, took Mr Ahmed to an employment tribunal.

Employment judge Hughes on September 22 this year ruled: “The respondent has made an unauthorised deduction from the claimant’s wages and is ordered to pay the claimant the gross/net sum of £4930.00.

“The sum is increased by £870 (two weeks gross pay) because the respondent failed to provide employment particulars.

“The total sum due is £5260.00.”

The secondary school recently relocated from its Tyseley base to Sandalls Cottage.

On November 15, the tribunal declared September’s judgement would be heard at a ‘reconsideration hearing’ on March 28 next year at the Birmingham Employment Tribunal, to be followed by a further hearing of the claim should September’s judgement be set aside.

A district judge at High Court in Oxford last week (November 21) ordered proceedings be temporarily stayed and transferred to Birmingham.

No further details of the case have been publicly disclosed.

The school at Sandall Cottage has recently advertised for vacancies including that of teacher and teaching assistant.

One advertisement for a vacancy for a part-time teacher of key stage 3 ICT states: “QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) preferred, but not essential.

“..Previous experience of working in a school environment and knowledge of school processes would also be advantageous.”

The Solihull Observer approached Mr Ahmed concerning the failure to pay wages.

He said: “Due to pending court action, no comment will be made.”

Mr Mohammed could not be contacted as we went to press.

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