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The man who is holding the local authority in Northumberland to account is Nick Hudson, the regional director for Ofsted.
The schools inspector, Ofsted, says children in Northumberland have less chance of going to a good school than in previous years.
It says the situation is unacceptable, and will be of great concern to parents, carers and pupils.
Focussed inspections of 17 schools in the county have resulted in four being put into special measures, including one which had previously been rated as 'Good'.
Ofsted says the downward slide is against the national trend, and must be halted.
Derek Proud reports.
Nick Hudson, Regional director, Ofsted
Children in Northumberland have less chance of going to a good school than in other parts in England, according to the schools watchdog, Ofsted.
It carried out emergency inspections in 17 schools and found three quarters had failed to improve or deteriorated.
Four have been put into special measures. The County Council says it is determined to make improvements. Ofsted said the situation is unacceptable.
Ofsted has completed inspections of 17 schools in Northumberland. The education watchdog wrote to Northumberland County Council today, to tell them that:
- One school was graded outstanding
- Three were found to be good
- Nine were judged to require improvement
- Four were placed in special measures