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Schools: Gloucestershire

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons Graham Badman was asked to undertake a review of National Challenge schools in Gloucestershire; and what the reasons were for the timetable set out for the review. (310343)

Graham Badman was asked to undertake a review of National Challenge schools in Gloucestershire to help the authority increase the pace of improvement in the National Challenge and to explore options for developing sustainable solutions for schools most at risk of not reaching the National Challenge benchmark. The review was conducted with urgency in order to ensure that all schools will be sustainable above the National Challenge benchmark by 2011.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions Graham Badman has had with Gloucestershire County Council on National Challenge schools in the county. (310344)

Graham Badman had discussions with officers of the local authority, the Cabinet Member for Schools and Deputy Leader, Jackie Hall and National Challenge Advisers when conducting his review of the National Challenge. These discussions covered all the schools supported by the National Challenge programme in Gloucestershire.