The “battle against mediocrity” must be fought to improve school standards in all parts of England, says the head of education watchdog Ofsted. Launching Ofsted’s annual report, chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said the gap was like “two nations”, between the success of schools in London and weaknesses in East Anglia. The report showed that eight in 10 schools were now good or better. But there were still nearly 250,000 pupils in inadequate schools. Sir Michael raised concerns in his report about pupil attainment in certain regions of the country, such as Norfolk and Suffolk.
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