The TES is reporting new research that has found London’s residents are the least satisfied with their city’s schools out of six major UK cities surveyed.
…Just two-thirds of Londoners said that they were either “very satisfied” or “rather satisfied” with schools in the city, according to the European Commission survey.
That compares with three-quarters of residents of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in northeast England, a region that Ofsted has recently condemned for poor standards in secondary education.
Levels of satisfaction with schools were also higher than London in Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester – another city where standards have been criticised by Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw.
London finished 48th in the league table of 79 European Union cities. But it did come higher than many other national capitals in the satisfaction survey of 40,000 residents…
This is an edited article from the 26 February edition of TES
How interesting that public perceptions here seem to be so at odds with performance data.
How do you explain the findings?
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