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Birmingham's Al-Hijrah school gets new governing board

Protest outside Al-Hijrah school
Image caption Parents had protested outside the school against the Interim Executive Board, appointed to replace governors

A new governing board has been installed at a Birmingham school after parents resisted their involvement.

The new interim executive board (IEB) was previously turned away from Al-Hijrah School, in Bordesley Green, on three separate occasions.

It was appointed when the Islamic faith school was placed in special measures by Ofsted last year.

Birmingham City Council said there had been a meeting between the board's chair and parents on school premises.

"The chair of the IEB has written to parents expressing his commitment to Al-Hijrah and its Islamic ethos and working together to ensure the highest educational standards," it said.

On 9 June , more than two dozen parents protested outside the school over the board's involvement.

It came after school governors were banned from the site amid claims of an £889,000 financial deficit.

The school was not part of Ofsted's investigations into the alleged Trojan Horse plot to make schools in Birmingham adhere to a strict Muslim ethos.

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