Thursday, 20 June 2013

Many of the poor children being left behind in schools now are in suburbs, market towns and seaside resorts - Chief Schools Inspector

In a new report,  England's Chief Inspector of Schools said "there were 15 local authorities where only a quarter of children on Free School Meals achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths last year and that those with the poorest record on this were West Berkshire, Peterborough, Barnsley and Herefordshire.”

Please see the full BBC report

In West Berkshire, at least, the problem has been made much worse in the last few years by the council sacking schools advisors. They had twenty two in 2010, now they have just five.

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