Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Borough Keeps Score in Its Primary Schools: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Borough Keeps Score in Its Primary Schools: News

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Beleaguered Haringey wants all to be good or better in three years.

A London borough that found itself at the centre of a national controversy after one of its primaries was forced to become an academy is introducing scorecards to better inform parents about how its schools are performing.

Haringey Council will implement the scorecards, providing parents with data on how schools compare with similar ones elsewhere in the capital, by the end of this year.

London schools' results have been a remarkable success story over the past decade but Haringey has found it hard to keep pace in its primaries. One school, Downhills Primary, came under the spotlight last year after its forced conversion into a Harris Federation academy was opposed.

The scorecards idea is one of a number of recommendations in a report published by an independent commission into the quality of education in Haringey. They will also "provide parents with advice about how they can best support their child's learning," the Outstanding for All report said. …

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