Correspondence

Secondary school performance in the Black Country

Lorna Fitzjohn, Regional Director at Ofsted, has written to local authorities in the Black Country raising concerns about secondary school performance.

Detail

The Regional Director for the West Midlands has set out her concerns in a letter to local authorities across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. She highlights that too many of the secondary schools do not build on the achievements made by primary schools. She also draws attention to unacceptably low GCSE performance, particularly for children on free school meals (FSM). She calls on leaders in the community to work together on improvements for the children and young people of the region.