Hackney to build on its success;Letter

24th September 1999 at 01:00
WHEN The TES highlighted Hackney's 1999 key stage 2 achievement (September 10), it focused on "failure", though the local education authority's results have improved.

The 1999 figures reflect real success in many of our schools. Nearly six out of 10 primaries (58 per cent) achieved at least one result above last year's national average, 55 per cent exceeded their English targets for this year.

Three issues present us with a significant challenge: we have not reduced the massive "gender gap" in English results; pupils who are not yet fluent in English are struggling to achieve at the Department for Education and Employment's "expected" level; and schools have yet to find ways of raising the achievement levels of "mobile" pupils quickly enough to impact on their key stage results.

We will be addressing these issues to meet our 2002 targets.

Elizabeth Reid, Director of education, London borough of Hackney

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now