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Education top of agenda

An influential Council Committee will hear about the success of schools in South Tyneside when it meets next week.

Local residents are invited to the People Select Committee on Tuesday (10 January), where education in the Borough is on the agenda.

Councillor John McCabe, Chairman of the People Select Committee, said: "It is wonderful news that our schools in South Tyneside are continuing to improve year on year.

"Since 2012 the Borough has seen the percentage of young people in a good or outstanding school in the Borough rise by more than 30 points in the national rankings. Over 93 per cent of our school are rated 'good' or better by Ofsted. That puts our Borough's schools in the top quartile nationally.

"Furthermore, every child that goes to a special school is now in a good or outstanding school.

"We are keen to hear more about the success of the Borough's schools however as an authority we are not complacent. We will continue to work towards raising standards still further to ensure every single child in South Tyneside has access to an education that equips them with the right skills and confidence to allow them to achieve their full potential."

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the meeting, which takes place at 10am, on Tuesday 10 January, at Council Chamber in Jarrow Town Hall

 

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