Newham College crisis: Principal steps down as ITV News exposes homophobia

Principal Denise Brown-Sackey, who ha taken "leave of absence" from Newham College Credit: Newham College

The Principal at Newham College has stepped down after ITV News exposed homophobia within senior management.

Yesterday we broadcast a secret recording of academic Dr Mark Wallcot comparing gay teachers to members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Last night an emergency meeting was held by the board of Governors who have now ordered an investigation into a number of serious allegations.

Newham College in east London Credit: ITV News

In a statement to ITV News today, Newham College said:

ITV London Correspondent, Simon Harris looks at the latest twist in the story.

Below is the unedited recording of Dr Walcott and his homophobic rant, which contains some offensive material.