More Than Half of Secondary Schools Are Failing Pupils ; HOME
Garner, Richard, The Independent (London, England)
More than half the country's secondary schools are still failing to deliver a good standard of education, inspectors say.
Yesterday's annual report by Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, shows nearly two million children in England are being taught in schools that fall short of the Government's standards.
Nearly one in seven - 13 per cent - of secondary schools were described as "inadequate" by inspectors. A further 38 per cent were labelled "satisfactory", but the chief schools inspector, Christine Gilbert, made it clear that inspectors did not consider satisfactory to be good enough.
The verdict of the "state of the nation" report - which …
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