Raising Achievement in Newham Schools: A review of NFER on behalf of Newham LEA

Lesley Kendall, Lesley Saunders, Ralph Tabberer

01 December 1997

Following on from the 1989 Review of educational standards in the London Borough of Newham - which made many recommendations for improvement - NFER was commissioned by the Borough to undertake a second review in 1996. This Review has found that Newham has moved from being a reactive and defensive authority which sought to achieve short-term objectives through a series of haphazard initiatives and policy directives to an authority which has a clear vision and sense of purpose, a real commitment to raise achievement through a constructive partnership with all the stakeholders in the education service, and coherent strategies for achieving improvements and delivering the Council's vision.

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