PARENTS at the Dewsbury school where a Muslim teaching assistant refused to remove her veil have said that the issue has been blown out of proportion.
Aishah Azmi, 24, was told she could wear the veil in corridors and the staff room at Headfield Church of England Junior School but must remove it while teaching.
Kirklees Council confirmed she had been suspended and that the case was awaiting the result of an employment tribunal.
Wasim Ahmad, 37, who has four children at the school, said: "I'm really worried about what's going on because normally it's not a big issue.
"It's really easy to understand Aishah if she's following her culture because she has freedom.
"It's no problem if she's wearing a veil. She can wear a veil inside as well.
"When there's kids there, there's no problem to take off the veil."
Nazia Hussain, 28, who has one boy at the school, said: "It's just a small issue, not a big thing, but she shouldn't be doing it, it's only kids.
"It's not compulsory in Islam to put it on. I'm Muslim and I don't put it on."