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Only 40% of Derby's secondary schools 'good' or 'outstanding' according to Ofsted report

Secondary schools in Derby have seen a drop in Ofsted ratings. Credit: PA

Derby has the region's fewest number of secondary schools judged as good or outstanding in Ofsted's latest report.

Today Ofsted launches its annual report for 2018/19, which gives a state of the nation picture of the performance of early years, schools, further education and social care providers in England.

The report shows that only 40% of Derby's secondary schools achieved good or outstanding in their ratings.

That is a 13% drop from the previous year and below the region's average, where 71% of East Midland's secondary schools were judged as good or outstanding by Ofsted.

Katrina Gueli, the Ofsted Regional Director for the East Midlands, says there's much to celebrate with outstanding schools, colleges, nurses and childminders.

However, she hopes that these recent findings on Derby's secondary schools will spark a change, to ensure all learners in the East Midlands are given the best opportunity to achieve their potential.

"An area of concern for Ofsted, and of mine, is the number of schools that have been unable to secure a good or outstanding rating over a number of years and inspections, sometimes referred to as 'stuck schools'. We recently published research on this issue and I am hopeful the findings from this research will prove helpful to schools in breaking the cycle and achieve a good or outstanding rating".

– Katrina Gueli, Ofsted Regional Director

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