Wolverhampton Schools Are Making Progress.

Wolverhampton is moving forward in Education terms, with significant improvement being recognised as taking place.

Back in 2014 the OFSTED teams had commented that “unacceptable inspection outcomes” were taking place in the City.

Now our External Auditors recent management letter to the City Councils Audit & Risk Committee next week, speaks of the fact that 81% of Primary and Secondary Schools are now judged to be good or outstanding by Internal Audit as part of their review on the School Improvement and Governance strategy.

My fingers are crossed that the two large Wednesfield secondary Schools – Coppice and Wednesfield High are in the vanguard of improved schools.

The reason is of course is this – These are the two schools that deliver hope through education, to children living in my Ward of Wednesfield North

The parents will want to see these two schools on the list of improving schools. They want the very best for their children and I am with them on this aim.

It would be dire if either School – one of them or both of them – were not improving.

The good news in the External Auditors letter to the City Council makes the point that the Council risk has been sufficiently mitigated and the City Council has been undertaking ‘proper arrangements’.

Councillor Phil BatemanThat is somewhat re-assuring, but I will be asking questions around the need to maintain education progress at the next Audit & Risk Committee which I will be attending.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more