Al-Madinah free school: Department for Education to meet governors

The BBC is reporting that governors from the troubled Al-Madinah free school in Derby are to meet Department for Education (DfE) officials…

Shazia Parveen, who is stepping down as chairwoman of governors at the school, confirmed the meeting was taking place.

Ofsted inspectors have described the school as “dysfunctional” and rated it inadequate in every category.

The DfE said it could not comment in advance on what would be discussed at the meeting.

In a statement, the DfE said Education Minister Lord Nash had written to the Al-Madinah Education Trust on 8 October “placing 17 requirements, which they must satisfy or risk their funding agreement being terminated”.

“The last of those deadlines has now passed [and] we are actively considering the responses from the trust.

“It would be inappropriate to go into any further detail at this stage.”

The school’s trustees were told to provide a plan to show how fit they were to run the school and how it would improve, by 1 November.

The meeting follows calls by Derby Muslim community leaders in October for all the governors at the school to go.

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