Three trustees of Derby's failing Muslim free school Al-Madinah have told the Government today they are resigning.

Trustees Shazia Parveen, Shahban Rehmat and Ziad Amjad had come under increasing pressure in recent weeks to quit their roles at Al-Madinah School.

Their resignation paves the way for a sponsor to be brought in to run the school and Schools Minister Lord Nash has today asked the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust to explore the possibility of stepping in.

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