However, that was as good as it got because, reading more of 'The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills', I found it went on to say that "In most assessments, a 7/10 mark might equate to ‘fair but could do better’. For an aspiring leading nation in a 21st century global economy, it has to be ‘not good enough; must do better.’"
This important report focuses on:
- schools and the leadership needed to improve the 30% of schools that are not yet good
- the learning and skills sector, questioning the leadership of too many colleges that are failing to prepare young people and adults for the world of work
- serious inequities in access to good education, asking what local authorities are doing to improve provision in their areas
- the need to raise the quality of early years education, particularly for the most disadvantaged young children
- the role played by Ofsted and the way in which inspection will be complemented by a greater emphasis on support and improvement.
- schools in England have improved considerably over the last ten years;
- standards are rising steadily;
- inadequate schools are being transformed successfully;
- some schools achieve well despite challenging circumstances;
- sponsor-led academies can make a positive difference;
- school management is generally efficient and instructional leadership is improving;
- the quality of teaching is improving.
- there are too many satisfactory schools that require improvement;
- more needs to be done to reduce attainment gaps
- there is marked inequality of access to a good school across the country;
- some local areas deliver poor provision severely damaging the life chances of their young people.