THE leader of Kirklees Council has appealed for calm over the veil issue.
Tory Clr Robert Light said: "Over the last week this issue has seen a totally disproportionate level of media coverage, reactions from politicians at the highest level of Government and intense debate on a national scale.
"Now the judgement has been made I hope the school can be allowed to get back to normal and concentrate on its primary role, which is providing the best education for the children.
"That is what our priority has been throughout and remains so." It was now time to draw a line, added Clr Light.
He continued: "The council will study all aspects of the tribunal judgement, including the elements where its handling of grievance procedural issues led to the modest financial award to Mrs Azmi.
"For this issue to continue in a high-profile national spotlight is not in the interests of the school, or the local community.
"We need to let things calm down and enable people to reflect on an unprecedented few days of attention, much of it uninvited and some not very helpful in keeping things in their proper context."