Ofsted’s Annual Report is good news for Cornwall’s Schools

Today, Ofsted published its annual report into school standards. This includes a league table of the performance of local authorities. It is very good news for Cornwall, as the report shows that 82% of children in Cornwall are attending either good or outstanding secondary schools and 80% attending good or outstanding primary schools. This puts Cornwall among the top half of local authorities in the country.

The full report is available on the Ofsted website – HERE

I welcome this report and I would like to thank governors, headteachers and staff for their hard work and commitment. Cornwall Council can take a share of the credit, as without the Council’s help, working with Cornwall’s educational establishments, we might have found ourselves further down the Ofsted list. Parents must take credit for this success too. As their is vital to this success.

However, while I obviously welcome this positive report, there is no room for complacency. Last week the Council formally launched the new Cornwall Raising Aspirations and Achievement Strategy (RAAS) which is aimed at ensuring all children and young people in Cornwall are given the best possible start in life. This means providing access to the highest quality education opportunities and raising the aspirations of both the young people and their families to encourage them to achieve beyond their expected potential.

This will only be a success if we as a Council continues to work with schools to ensure that we see continued improvements in standards and increased rates of progress made by children in Cornwall”.

This comes on top of our better than the national average GCSE results.

Well done to all.

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