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Lib Dems attack Haringey Borough Council over schools report findings
Opposition councillors say an independent schools report released today shows many children in the borough are being “short-changed”.
The response comes following the publication of the independent Haringey Education Commission's report Outstanding for All.
The commission was set up to make recommendations to the council about the future of schooling in the borough.
As one of its key findings the report said: “Overall, there is too much variation in the quality of education across the borough, an erosion of confidence in the authority and a lack of co-ordination in services for schools.”
Liberal Democrat councillor Katherine Reece said: “The report is an honest and challenging assessment of the state of education in Haringey.
“But I am concerned that the council needed to commission such a report at all. We and others have been saying for years that the education system in Haringey is simply not good enough and needs to be improved.
“Haringey’s children all deserve an excellent education. Unfortunately this independent report confirms that many children in the borough are being short-changed.
“The Labour leadership of the council must take responsibility for its failure to provide an excellent education for all. They must ensure that the recommendations in the report are urgently implemented.”
This morning at the official publication of the report, council leader Claire Kober pledged all schools in the borough would receive Ofsted's highest two ratings of good or outstanding within three years.