NASUWT comments on secondary performance league tables

Commenting on the publication of the secondary school and college performance tables by the Department for Education (DfE) today, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“Every year the Coalition Government has changed the basis on which school performance is measured.

“It’s unacceptable that schools, teachers, parents and children are subjected to this negative annual ritual.

“A recent poll of parents showed that punitive ranking of schools in performance league tables is not something on which the majority of parents rely when making judgements about a school.”

Notes to editors

A recent survey of parents, carried out by polling company ComRes and commissioned by the NASUWT found that fewer than a third of parents (29%) checked the league table position when choosing a school.

The ComRes parents poll is available on the NASUWT website.

Ben Padley,
Press and Media Officer,
Campaigns and Communications,
Hillscourt Education Centre
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