Chris Russell, Ofsted’s Regional Director for the North West, has written to those overseeing education provision to set out his concerns.
Ofsted’s Regional Director for the North West, Chris Russell, has written to all those responsible for overseeing education provision across Greater Manchester and Knowsley. He voiced concerns that:
- too many pupils attending secondary schools in places like Salford, Rochdale, Oldham and Manchester were not prepared for the next phase of their education, training or employment
- in 2015, almost two thirds of Knowsley’s school leavers failed to achieve 5 or more GCSE grades A* to C, including English and mathematics
Sir Michael Wilshaw raised similar concerns in a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research on 23 February 2016.