East End schools get Ofsted top marks for doing well
TWO primary schools in London’s deprived East End are named this-morning as being among the top 20 in the country for improvement “in challenging circumstances.” Nine London schools are listed in a report by Ofsted, the education watchdog, which rated them as outstanding’ at least twice
TWO primary schools in London's deprived East End are named this-morning as being among the top 20 in the country for improvement "in challenging circumstances."
Nine London schools are listed in a report by Ofsted, the education watchdog, which rated them as 'outstanding' at least twice.
They include Bonner Primary in Bethnal Green and Cubitt Town Junior on the Isle of Dogs.
One other school on the list in East London is Dagenham's William Ford Junior.
You may also want to watch:
The schools are said to defy the association of 'disadvantage' with 'low standards,' where pupils come from poorer backgrounds with a higher-than-average proportion getting free meals.
"These schools show others how they can reduce the gap between pupils from different backgrounds," said Chief Schools inspector Christine Gilbert, former chief executive at Tower Hamlets.
- 1 Man, 20, found fighting for life at illegal rave in Bow
- 2 Fire breaks out in flat near New Providence Wharf tower block
- 3 Leyton Orient confident next manager will take them to the next level
- 4 Groomed girl speaks out after 'dangerous' Barking dealer who dealt Class A drugs in East End is jailed
- 5 Battle lost to save historic Whitechapel bell foundry
- 6 Trains being tested on Crossrail's Elizabeth line up to four an hour
- 7 Dog festival gets go-ahead for Isle of Dogs, of all places
- 8 Ex-police officer among group jailed for £850k intercept from rival gangs
- 9 South Africa and Indian Covid variants found in Shoreditch and Dalston
- 10 Pedestrian struck by motorcycle in critical condition following Stepney collision
"They provide great service to children through their professionalism, where children are treated as individuals and staff are passionate about finding ways of doing things better."
Examples in the report include one Tower Hamlets school which has a staff member dedicated to liaising with parents. Another in Dagenham does not using general 'supply' teachers, but qualified experienced teachers such as a local ex-deputy head to retain continuity.