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Part of The Secretary of State Was Asked – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South 12:00 am, 6th February 2017

Sir Michael Wilshaw recently urged the Government to tackle the comparatively low standards in many northern and midlands secondary schools, and Nottingham’s education improvement board has identified teacher recruitment and retention as its No. 1 priority. How can the Secretary of State honestly believe that cutting the funding of every single school in my constituency will help them attract the best teachers and so raise standards among young people in some of our most deprived communities?