THE primary school tables certainly make disappointing reading and many parents will be dismayed to learn that several Huddersfield schools ‘could do far better.’
Performance league tables published by the Department for Education revealed Kirklees as the third worst in the country for English and maths Key Stage 2 results for seven to 11-year-olds in primary schools.
The fact that 11% of Kirklees’ 104 primary schools are classed as “below the floor” – or falling below acceptable government standards – will also be seen as unacceptable by parents.
Every school which falls into this category needs to look long and hard at the reasons why and come up with an effective action plan to turn them around.
But don’t forget that education is not just confined to the classroom. Parents have to put time and effort in too by reading with their children at home and helping them with maths if their youngsters are struggling.
Rather than a blame game now’s the time to put the struggling schools back on the right course and everyone should work together to do the very best for all our children.