East Yorkshire schools still behind the national average

Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by KCFM

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The latest OFSTED results show East Yorkshire schools are struggling to meet the national average.

148 of schools in the East Riding were inspected with 28% requiring improvement, compared to the national average of 17%.

Whilst 5% of East Riding Schools were also rated as inadequate – well above the national 2% average.

But East Riding Councillor Julie Abraham says there’s plans in place to improve things:

“We’ve got something like forty pilots now where we’re marrying some of the schools that aspire to be higher than they are at the moment. We’ve got them working with other schools to try to raise the standards.”

Councillor Abraham says they’re investing money to improve things:

“We put aside over two million pounds now to improve our schools which is extremely good given the current economic climate. And we’re hoping that by the end of this year we will be somewhere in the national average. There’s a way to go but we’re getting there.”

Figures for 82 of schools inspected in Hull show that 20% of schools were in need of improvement and 6% were inadequate.

Hull City Council are yet to comment.

The overall effectiveness figures of schools and academies are correct to the time of inspection in December 2014.

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Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by KCFM

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