Beacon left in media shadows

23rd June 2000 at 01:00
I AM the head of a primary in inner-city Bradford. Four years ago we were below national averages in English. We are now achieving at the top level for like schools. Our English test results have increased by 35 per cent in two years. Maths is similar. We now have Beacon status.

I red in some newspapers we are a selective elite among schools. The hard work, effectiveness and commitment of my staff have been sidelined.

Does no one want to give inner-city primary schools any kudos!

Sue Wood

Girlington primary

Girlington Road


Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today