You may have read the media articles on the case involving a former caretaker at the Isle of Ely Primary School.

The articles reported on the employment tribunal involving this former employee.

The tribunal related to a post made by the former caretaker on Twitter in June 2019 and coincided with the first Cambridge Pride festival.

He wrote: "A reminder that Christians should not support or attend LGBTQ 'Pride month' events held in June.

"They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Christian faith and morals. They are especially harmful to children."

The school received a number of complaints about the post and we opened an investigation and disciplinary process. It was during the process that the caretaker resigned from his position.

The outcome of the tribunal, released this week, was that the claims of direct discrimination and unfair dismissal by the former caretaker were not well founded and were dismissed. We welcome this outcome.

We’d like to reiterate that The Active Learning Trust and its schools seek to promote a tolerant and informed view of the world and holds no political, cultural or religious affiliations.

In the school’s last Ofsted report inspectors found our curriculum to be broad and enriching. It prepares pupils well to become 21st century British citizens and pupils understand the importance of inclusion and equality.

Media reports also include the tribunal’s findings on the issuing of a warning, in favour of the former caretaker, and we will be taking the time to consider our position on this finding. It is our view that sections of the media reporting of this outcome is somewhat sensationalistic. We don’t want it to detract from the key findings found in favour of the Trust.

Should you wish to discuss further, please do get in touch with the Trust.