Christian Teacher Accused of Misgendering Pupil Denies Misconduct
Joshua Sutcliffe

A Christian teacher has denied professional misconduct after allegedly misgendering a pupil and criticising Islam on YouTube.

Joshua Sutcliffe, 32, is fighting against his removal from the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

A hearing into his conduct took place in Coventry last week and has been extended so that further evidence can be heard.

Mr Sutcliffe is accused of calling Muhammad a “false prophet” on his personal YouTube panel and using the wrong pronoun to address a biologically female student who identifies as a boy. 

In 2017, Mr Sutcliffe was suspended and dismissed from Cherwell School in Oxfordshire over the alleged incident. 

He said that he had avoided using gender specific pronouns in order to accommodate both the pupil’s needs and his own Christian beliefs that humans are born male or female. 

He later settled out of court.  

In 2019, Mr Sutcliffe was forced to resign from another school after criticising Muhammad and Islam in a video he posted to YouTube. 

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