Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members received a report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services regarding the City of London Family of Schools Results Update.
Members noted the progress rate of Highbury Grove and discussed the possible causes for lower progression in other schools. These included the possible effect on students in receipt of non-conditional university offers and the difference of teaching style between GCSE, which was more prescriptive, and A Level which required more independent study. There was also evidence to suggest that too-small class sizes were having an impact. Solutions to class sizes and alternative pedagogy was being considered for possible solutions.
Members noted that the City’s independent schools provided the data pertaining to their results.