06th July 2017

From Kilburn Times, Thursday 6th July 2017, p.8.

29th June 2017

Campaign to put Sen back in the classroom gains momentum

Come and join Sen's friends and supporters, including some of his ex-students, at a demonstration on Saturday 1st July, 2017 outside the College of North West London, NW10 2XD, from 10am-12 noon (Nearest tube: Dollis Hill).

If you can make it, we are sure Sen and his supporters would be delighted. Let us know if you can be there at defendsencampaign@gmail.com

You can also continue to show your support by:

  • Telling your friends about the Defend Sen Campaign petition on social media. Thanks for all your support in helping to raise the number of signatures on the petition to over 1,250. We are aiming to increase the number of signatures to 2,000 with your help;
  • Making a donation to achieve Sen's reinstatement, whatever you can afford.

28th June 2017

Thank you for your messages of support!

Thank you to colleagues at City and Islington, City of Westminster, Croydon and Tower Hamlets colleges for your messages of support for Sen!

Sign the petition to reinstate Sen immediately.

Indro Sen, a maths lecturer and trade union branch officer at the College of North West London (CNWL) was suspended on 16th October 2016 and subsequently dismissed for actions in assisting a former colleague at an employment tribunal case. Since then, Sen has been prevented from doing the thing he loves the most: teaching maths.

Help us reinstate Sen immediately.

Sen has defended us and our College over the years and now it is our turn to defend our Sen and defend our College.

In addition to signing the petition, you can also show your support by:

12th May 2017

Petition sent to senior managers and governors at CNWL

With almost 900 signatures, the petition has been sent to senior managers and governors at the College of North West London for their consideration.

The UCU branch at CNWL would like to thank everybody for their support to date.

Here are a selection of comments from the petition:

Messages from some of Sen's students

Simply put it would be an injustice and shame to lose an outstanding individual as Mr Sen. He taught me for 5 years during my secondary school years and is by far one of the most memorable and influential individuals I have had the privilege and honour to have met and be guided by so far in my 40 years of life.

There is no surprise why he has been voted most popular teacher. I would personally have him recognised as an institution life time mentor.

Shame on those who have bought about this decision, I hope that you will reconsider your choices and actions wisely: something Mr Sen can teach you with his own flavour of wisdom.

Bless you Mr Sen,

Thank you for believing in me when I am stopped believing in myself.


Sen was a truly inspirational, dedicated and conscientious maths teacher. He always encouraged me to believe in myself even when I struggled with the harder topics. He was always giving up his own personal time to get my knowledge of this subject to where it needed to be. Anyone who can get a black 50‐year‐old single mum to drive into London for evening maths lessons after working full time certainly has qualities that should be extolled and disseminated and certainly not suppressed. He can and should be given the opportunity to motivate and inspire the next generation to love this subject ‐ surely such teaching skills are what the Government are crying out for?