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Ofsted slams 'destructive and deteriorating' Al-Madinah

An Ofsted report has found there are "no signs of improvement" at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby, with relationships between school leaders at all levels labelled "destructive and deteriorating".

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Mass exodus of pupils and staff at 'chaotic' free school

A scathing report into a Derby free school claims it "remains in chaos" more than a month after an initial inspection labelled it "dysfunctional".

A total of 47 pupils have left in the past few weeks, while five members of staff have resigned, according to Ofsted inspectors.

A notice in the window of Al-Madinah warned of the first Ofsted inspection Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The inspector, Wayne Norrie, has now strongly recommended that no newly-qualified teaching staff are taken on as the school's action plans for improvement are "not good enough".

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