Free school 'mismanaged' funds

A flagship Government free school has mismanaged £86,335 of public money, according to a report today by the Education Funding Agency.

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Report: Free School 'run like family business'

The Kings Science Academy was being run like a family business, according to interviewees on Newsnight.

The Kings Science Academy was run 'like a family business' according to Newsnight interviewees Credit: Kings Science Academy

The Education Funding Agency draft report notes that Headteacher Sajid Raza employed many of his own family members at the school. His brother was on the board of governors, his sister was a senior teacher, his wife worked there and his father drove the school bus.

The report does not say whether or not the family members were appointed through the usual processes.

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