Senior staff from a successful foundation trust are still visiting a failing Derby free school to offer help and advice.

The Government asked the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust to step in to assist Al-Madinah School, which was placed in special measures by education inspectors from Ofsted – Office for Standards in Education – in October last year.

Although Greenwood trust chief executive Barry Day has already indicated he would not want to take the city school on full-time because of Al-Madinah's financial problems, he did send a number of senior staff to work there.

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