Dozens of schools in the East are ‘stuck in a cycle of low performance’, Ofsted inspection suggests

According to ITV, classrooms in deprived areas are becoming a “dumping ground” for problem children, with hundreds of thousands of pupils in England spending their entire school careers in some of the worst-rated learning environments, an Ofsted inspection suggests.

Around 415 schools in England are described as “stuck” in a cycle of low performance, meaning they have not achieved a “good” or “outstanding” report by the watchdog since September 2006, despite having been inspected at least four times.

Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman said: “Stuck schools are facing a range of societal problems such as cultural isolation, a jobs market skewed towards big cities and low expectations from parents.

Ofsted spoke to one senior member of staff at a stuck school who said: “It was the ‘dumping ground’, seen as the ‘toilet of schools’, with under capacity.”

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  1. Bring back ‘Morning Assembly singing so the children start their lessons in the right frame of mind.
    A song called ‘Me My Body And I’ by Mick J. Clark is an ‘Empowering Song’ ( against being Bullied ) to start the day with. It has been sent out to all the Schools in Croydon, Surrey by the Education Dept.
    Singing is much more important than ‘Teachers’ think it is.

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