Wednesday, 10 February 2010

I was on BBC Radio Leeds again early this morning...

I started the day early with Andrew Edwards and Georgey Spanswick on BBC Radio Leeds Breakfast Show to talk about the consultation we are carrying out on behalf of Leeds City Council on proposals to close the City of Leeds School. It was an opportunity to explain the challenges we are facing with sustaining efficient and highly effective provision at the heart of the city. I acknowledged the school is doing some great things but that the raw results, the value-added and the number of first preferences for the school were the lowest in the city so that the school was unsustainable. We need to do something different and I stressed that we wanted to hear from parents and carers, understand why local primary schools weren't currently sending their children to the school and that this consultation was an opportunity to help us shape how we further develop school provision.

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