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Parents of pupils at Birmingham's only Muslim school have protested over plans to replace its board of governors following persistent allegations of poor teaching and management.

The parents of youngsters at Al-Hijrah School in Bordesley Green showed their anger at moves by Birmingham City Council to remove the existing governors and replace them with its own team, after Ofsted snap inspections revealed a "serious decline" in classroom standards.

About 30 adults took part in the protest outside the school with men and woman standing separately.


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