Hunt criticises 'lack of oversight' at Al-Madinah

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Al-Madinah symbolises everything wrong with Free School programme: unqualified teachers & a complete lack of local oversight over schools

The Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, has criticised Al-Madinah in the wake of news that its secondary school is set to close.

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Al-Madinah secondary free school set to close

Parents of children at the Al-Madinah secondary free school in Derby have demanded answers after it was announced the school would close, amid concerns over the quality of teaching and curriculum.