Can London schools compete?

24 February 2015

This meeting took place on 25 February 2015. Read the transcript here.

How are the capital’s schools performing compared to those in other UK regions?

How does the performance of London’s young people measure up in comparison to those in other global cities?

The London Assembly’s Education Panel will tomorrow discuss the challenges facing the education sector to better prepare our young people to compete in a global labour market.

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture will be questioned about the role of the Mayor in supporting schools, teachers and young people and how that role could develop over the next few years.

The London Assembly will also hear from John Kennedy, Senior HM Inspector, Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED).

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 25 February from 2.00pm in the Chamber, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

The agenda and committee papers are available here.

Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the Education Panel is available for interview. See contact details below.

As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


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