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Knowsley 'will provide more detail of plans to drive up standards in education'

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"Knowsley Council is today launching its Education Commission, bringing together local and national leaders in education to identify and address the reasons behind long term underachievement in our schools.

"Some of the findings of this report will form part of that discussion within the Commission.

"However, the Council questions the credibility of the report when its authors are now saying something completely different to when the report was published a few months ago. "In particular, the authors are now making references to grammar schools which were not included in the report in May.

"To be absolutely clear, the Council fundamentally disagrees with the suggestion that grammar schools might be part of the solution to the challenges we face in the borough."

– Knowsley Council