Mouhssin Ismail and Newham Sixth Form College

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Has the Mayor met with head teacher Mouhssin Ismail, an ex 'magic circle' law partner turned head teacher of Newham 6th form college, who's impressive exam results should be applauded by us all? What specific lessons or best practice can the GLA help to disseminate to other London schools?


Answer for Mouhssin Ismail and Newham Sixth Form College

Answer for Mouhssin Ismail and Newham Sixth Form College

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have not met Mr Ismail, but I am often impressed with the achievements of many exceptional   London schools and colleges. The very high proportion of Newham 6th Form College students going on to Russell Group universities in a community with among the highest child poverty rates in the UK, is impressive. Much of my education programme centres on ensuring that the best practice of top achieving schools and teachers is shared across the London school system, whether at my Education Conference, London Education Report and subject knowledge hubs.

It therefore remains deeply disappointing for everyone who has worked so hard in recent years to make London a beacon for education, that the capital's schools are being penalised for success by the Government in its national funding formula changes.