Greenwich still sub-standard
The report says George Gyte, director of education for
the past 15 months, has convinced schools the local authority
will provide effective support.
Chief executive David Brooks is praised for his rescue plan, begun in 1997, when he withdrew financial delegation from the education departmen. The service has since been re-structured and new managers appointed.
However, inspectors found the standards in schools to be well below national averages; high levels of centrally retained costs for school improvement and the lowest rate of completing statements for children with special educational needs in London.
The report commends inspection and advisory services and notes rates of improvement in English and maths are above the national average for the borough's 11-year-olds and at GCSE.