Luton weak for older teens

23rd July 2004 at 01:00
Luton's secondary schools are failing to address teenagers' poor behaviour and not giving them suitable learning opportunities, according to inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education and Adult Learning Inspectorate. They found that education in the town for 14 to 19-year-olds was very weak and that the education authority and the local learning and skills council had failed to develop an adequate strategy to raise standards. Three of the area's 12 secondaries are in special measures. The LEA and LSC have now drawn up a new vision for 14 to19 education.

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