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SEO CRITICISES NO-TOLERANCE PLAN TO CLOSE FAILING SCHOOLS

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The Society of Education Officers has criticised government plans to close schools where fewer than 15% of pupils g...
The Society of Education Officers has criticised government plans to close schools where fewer than 15% of pupils gain at least five A-C grade GCSEs over three years.

Measures to tackle underperforming schools were announced by education secretary David Blunkett on Wednesday.

They include:

Consideration of closure for the weakest schools under the government's Fresh Start Initiative

A pilot hit squad of top headteachers

An expansion of the national mentoring pilot project

Targeted support from business

Networks for good schools to help poor ones.

SEO vice-president Andrew Baxter warned that closing the worst schools could discourage teachers and headteachers from applying for jobs in them.

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