Education: Greater Manchester

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve educational standards and opportunities at non-local education authority schools in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We are clear that underperformance in all schools, whether they are maintained schools or academies, will not be tolerated. Academies have made a real difference in improving outcomes for their pupils. In Tameside and Stockport we are working closely with a small number of underperforming academies to challenge the trusts and encourage them to drive educational improvements using a range of interventions. We are also working to provide opportunities for school-to-school support to help drive up standards.

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