The Evening Standard is reporting that Ofsted chief, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has linked the Brexit vote to under-performing schools.
Failure to improve schools in the north of England has fuelled a divide between the capital and the rest of the country highlighted in Brexit, the chief inspector of schools has warned.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said that despite the standard of education rising overall, parents in the East Midlands and north of England felt their needs were being ignored in favour of pumping funds into London’s schools.
The Ofsted boss said the economic future of the north of England relied on addressing the poor performance of some schools.
Sir Michael said: “It’s feeding into a sense that the people of Liverpool, Manchester and the North are not being treated fairly – that their children have less of a chance of educational success than people south of the Wash.”
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