Faith school turns away emergency governors

An Islamic school in Birmingham, which is not involved in Operation Trojan Horse, has rejected the interim governing body appointed to address serious failings - for a second time in 12 days.

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Ofsted inspected the school last year before introducing special measures. Credit: PA

Birmingham City Council said members of a Government-approved Interim Executive Board (IEB) were refused entry to the Al-Hijrah School yesterday after arriving to implement an improvement plan.

The refusal to work the IEB came from a protest by 30 parents at the Al-Hijrah School, in Bordesley Green, an inner-city area of Birmingham.

The school, which caters for pupils aged 4 to 16, was placed in special measures after an inspection in December 2013, and was found to remain inadequate during a follow-up visit in April.

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Failing faith school rejects saving measures 'for second time'

An Islamic school which was placed in special measures by Ofsted has refused to work with an interim group of Government-approved governors - for the second time, according to reports.