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Star date: 12th December 2013

SALFORD KIDS HAVE ONLY 47% CHANCE OF DECENT HIGH SCHOOL

"For too many pupils, reaching the age of 11 can mark the end of access to a good education" Ofsted

Salford high schools have been singled out as a "concern" in the first ever Ofsted report reviewing education standards in the North West. 

While our kids have a 75% chance of going to a good or outstanding primary school in Salford, their chance of going to a good or outstanding secondary school is only 47%.

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The first ever Ofsted report reviewing education standards in the North West has singled out Salford, amongst three other areas in the region, as a "concern".

While children have a 75% of going to a good or outstanding primary school in the city, their chance of going to a good or outstanding secondary school falls to just 47%.

"The decline in the results achieved by children when they reach secondary school, in several local authority areas, is a concern" states the Ofsted report "For too many pupils, reaching the age of 11 can mark the end of access to a good education. In Blackpool, Salford, Tameside and St Helens, children have less than a one in two chance of attending a good or outstanding secondary school."

The annual report for the year 2012/13 shows league tables with comparisons to other North West local authority areas. If you live in Bury, for instance, your child has a 95% chance of going to a good or outstanding high school, if you're in Liverpool it's an 82% chance, or in Manchester a 62% chance. Salford comes joint second bottom for the North West with a 47% chance, with Tameside bottom with a 46% chance.

Salford was one of only 13 local authorities in the whole country where less than half of secondary pupils attend a good or outstanding school.

While the chances of your children going to a good or outstanding primary school in the city are much better, at 75%, Salford still appears as second joint bottom for the North West, with Tameside again appearing at the foot of the table with a 72% chance. In Sefton you have a 94% chance of your child going to a good or outstanding primary school, in Liverpool it's 84% and Manchester it's 80%.

"For too many pupils, reaching the age of 11can mark the end of a good education" says Michael Cladingbowl, Ofsted Regional Director for the North West "The performance of secondary schools is variable. As a result it is down to where a child goes to school that will determine whether they receive a good education. This cannot be right and needs urgent attention.

"Children from poorer families are also being left behind" he adds "Closing the achievement gap between these children and their more affluent peers is one of the most important challenges for our education system."


• The figures cited in the Ofsted report are for the year 2012/13. Very latest figures up until 31st August this year, show that Salford now has 50% good or outstanding secondary schools. 14% are outstanding, 36% are good, 43% are satisfactory/ requiring improvement and 7% are inadequate.

To read the full report see www.ofsted.gov.uk and for latest statistics and comparisons see www.dataview.ofsted.gov.uk

 

 


 

Paul wrote
at 19:10:24 on 16 December 2013
Ken Mckelvey , look how many of the labour front bench are privately educated and how many send their children to private school, typical socialists, want what is best for their kids, but ours can go to some inner city sink school. On Osborn, not doing bad with the economy, on the up, unlike that financial and economic expert of a man Gordon brown who bankrupted this country and as for charging criminals, did you read the article in the mail ( oops course you didn't your a lefty ) it was about prominent labour MPs who were sympathetic to pedophiles and wanted to change the law to make it legal, and these are the sick b*stards that want to run the country, always wondered why this bunch of scum get lenient sentences, now we know why. Asian grooming gangs went untouched for 13 years under labour, for 13 years young white girls were sexually and racially abused because labour didn't want to offend someone else's culture. Where's the police investigation in to labour into this cover up, labour knew exactly what was going, but never mind their only white girls who have been brutalised.
 
Ken Mckelvey wrote
at 09:04:30 on 16 December 2013
Paul extolling the virtues of the benifits of the Tory Education System. If he thinks it fair to all Then how come most of the Top Torys Children are Booked in At Eton Harrow Etc. Only 33k a term which by the way Is a Tax Dodge./ The So Called Free Schools have fell into dis Array Which by the way are Another Tax Dodge for the Schools Tory Providers/One Such School has been informed by the Providers No kids from a nearby Council Estate are to be admitted. True Tory Democracy/ As for EtonIan's one only has to look at Cameron When asked what MAGNA CARTA MEANS HE DID NOT KNOW, Osbourne did not get any Grades at MATHS HE IS IN CHARGE OF THE UKs WEALTH BILLIONS OF POUNDS he did not even know the price of petrol/ BORIS HE GOT A GREST KICK OUT OF SMASHING UP RESTAURANTS WITH OSBOURNE AND CAMMY. No charges by bent coppers that's part of the system you extol Education is an important thing that's why the rich Torys HOG IT /HARD PYSICAL WORK IS NO GOOD THAT'S WHY TORYS NEVER DO ANY
 
GEORGE wrote
at 09:04:20 on 16 December 2013
TOO MANY PUPILS WHOSE FIRST LANUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH. THANK YOU LABOUR
 
Stephen Morris English Democrats wrote
at 18:03:37 on 15 December 2013
With approx 29% of children in Salford classed as living in poverty it is very clear that the LibLabCons have consistently failed our children over many decades. 29% child poverty, schools failing but Mayor Stewart still gives the BBC £3M per year for the philharmonic. Our children are the future, but they have no future under LibLabCon rule
 
Paul wrote
at 08:01:00 on 15 December 2013
@ skimbleskamble, Ad Enougth, Three R's My R's. your all spot on, been saying this for years.to Gary duke gove is trying to raise the education of this country unlike the Labour Party and the left who are trying to and succeeded over the years dumb it down, for far to long the brighter students have been held back in the name of equality, we need to get away from this left wing jealousy where everyone has to be a winner, in real life there are winners and losers, we just have to make sure that students that are not as educationally as good, to get skills in other area's and become valued member of society. @Kenneth w mckelvey the biggest winners in a uneducated society is the Labour Party not the Tories, uneducated people tend to vote labour. educated people can see through the smoke and mirrors of labour, labour hate private education, private education teaches you to be self reliant and independent and to be able to think for your self, you only have to look at the Labour Party no one has their own opinion they just tow the party line. How many students left school under labour unable to read and right, this is the real disgrace of a labour government, we've gone from top 5 in the world education table to below 22 place and falling, we need to get rid of all the lefties out of the education system and we need to give our children a fighting chance in the world, we also need to examine all teachers every ten year to weed out the incompetent and useless ones that are destroying our children's education.to salford mother, it saddens me to think this is happening in schools up and down the country, time to teach our children about their responsibilities and a little less about their rights, seems we're teaching and actively encouraging them to be criminals before they have even left school, we need to reintroduce discipline back in to schools.
 
wrote
at 07:59:50 on 15 December 2013
@ Gary duke. Who brought in university tuition fee's, wasn't the Tories.
 
White wrote
at 17:53:11 on 13 December 2013
salford mother That school’s attitude is nothing new. There is a desire to keep things quiet so as not to get the school a bad reputation. Some years ago I was teaching in what was generally classed as the best school in one of the towns of Greater Manchester. A boy, in Year 9, took an air pistol into school and, during a lesson, shot a girl in the thigh with it. He was suspended for three days.
 
salford mother wrote
at 17:19:20 on 13 December 2013
And those who are at an outstanding school don't fare any better. My 14 yr old has been viciously attacked three times in two weeks by another pupil at his top of the table school, the first time he was stabbed with a sharped screwdriver, also slashed with a broken ruler and then punched in the face without warning. What do the school do? Suspend the offender for a couple of days and refuse to involve the police!
 
skimbleskamble wrote
at 04:34:53 on 13 December 2013
Can't believe this is news. The control freak council have been presiding over terrible results from certain schools ever since they came into existence. Their anti grammar anti elitist obsession has delivered the nirvana they were seeking to create. A sort of egalitarian we're all rubbish together sort of world. A place where every child no matter what their background can aspire to the very highest levels of mediocrity. Truly a place of equals where every comrade is just as uneducated and gormless as the next.
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 04:34:31 on 13 December 2013
At every turn I never expect the Torys to invest in Educating the Masses / With an Educated Person Their Bull#hit will not Wash The Torys Biggest Nightmere is an Educated Working Class/But I do not know. why our Salford kids should have such a Poor chance of a decent Education/ Blame the Government or Council Or Poor Teachers / But when I looked at the Education Charts for the North West Schools /Salfords Record is Abysmal/ We also have the Highest Number of Unemployed in UK/Is that unemployed figure anything to do With our low Standard of Education /?
 
Ad Enougth wrote
at 20:29:02 on 12 December 2013
Salford???? Might as well rename it FAILFORD. When will the powers that be move in and take Salford council apart piece by piece and rebuild it for the good of the citizens of the city ?????????????????????????????????? This city is in it's current state F**ked, we need change and change NOW, not just in education but in EVERY so called "service" that the shity clowncil provide. Money into local services and not councillors pockets.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 20:28:37 on 12 December 2013
See Gary's comment below...Gary, as you know, the Star is no fan of academies, free schools or UTCs - however, when these stats are looked at in comparison with other local authorities with the similar deprivation profile as Salford the city still comes out pretty bad. The Tories may well be trying to make all schools academies but don't think this alters the facts of this report. It's a separate debate.
 
Gary Duke wrote
at 20:22:18 on 12 December 2013
I've supported the Salford Star for a long time. Sadly, all this report does is play into the hands of Michael Gove as it accepts the validity of the Ofsted criteria. In the Star's eagerness to hammer the local authority, it plays directly into the hands of the government (and idiotic Tory sympathisers who want to see selective education ie Grammar schools reintroduced) who would like to see all schools 'requiring improvement' academised (privatised) and taken out of any form of democratic control.
 
Three R's My R's wrote
at 16:01:43 on 12 December 2013
Steve Not sure if corrected typo on my post got to you. Can you post this on your site please, its now correct What we need is a total turnaround back to Grammar School education. The sad thing is, that all those privileged enough to have had this kind of schooling, went on to become MPs. To show gratitude for being taught to such a high level of academia, they spent most of their time in office closing every single one of them down. Even now the Tories are vociferously fighting UKIP and their campaign to bring back Grammar Schools. Education is dumbed down constantly, deliberately, year on year by each successive Government that gains power. There is a reason for this as most of the readers on here know. I think its best left to George Carlin to put it into words ‘Governments don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. That is against their interests. They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and to do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept it.’
 
Angry parent wrote
at 16:00:45 on 12 December 2013
And this is why teachers will not accept performance related pay.
 
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