NUT spokesman says Al-Madinah is in chaos

The National Union of Teachers' Regional Officer believes the Al-Madinah free school is a community resource, paid for by the tax payers, so people should expect quality education.

Nick Raine says the school is not achieving this, but is in chaos. He added that the NUT are opposed to free schools, and that the problems at Al-Madinah are a result of inexperienced people running the school.

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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.