Joshua Sutcliffe

Joshua Sutcliffe, a maths teacher, was disciplined after allegedly ‘misgendering’ a pupil who self-identified as a boy, and for critiquing Islam on his personal YouTube channel.

Joshua Sutcliffe is a maths teacher with an exemplary record, being popular with senior management, parents and pupils alike. But in 2017, Joshua made headlines after being dismissed for allegedly ‘misgendering’ a pupil at his school.

In 2019, Joshua was forced to resign from another school, over views he posted and talked about on his personal YouTube channel, critiquing Islam.

The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) is now seeking to remove Joshua from the teaching profession, and has heard evidence before a TRA professional conduct panel. If the TRA is successful, it could result in Joshua being struck off and unable to teach.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said: “The TRA is targeting an exceptional teacher because his Christian beliefs do not fall in line with the prevailing secular orthodoxy which cannot tolerate any dissent. For loving Jesus, speaking truth in his personal time and responding to questions from students on the Christian faith, he is being hounded out of the teaching profession.

“With critical shortages of teachers in the profession, why are the TRA so determined to force a high-performing teacher out for their Christian beliefs?”

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