NSN Director: It is a scandal that over 200,000 children are left forgotten in ‘stuck schools’. | newschoolsnetwork.org

NSN Director: It is a scandal that over 200,000 children are left forgotten in ‘stuck schools’.

NSN Director, Unity Howard, responds to Ofsted's call for action on 'stuck schools'.

"The crisis of ‘stuck schools’ has been a longstanding concern for NSN and we welcome Ofsted’s commitment to taking action by proposing reforms. 

"It is a scandal that over 200,000 children are left forgotten in ‘stuck schools’. This change is part of a wider set of measures required to address this challenge. And we wholeheartedly agree the carousel of consultants is doing more harm than good.

"More support is necessary, but these communities also deserve something new and something better too. NSN would like to see new schools opening in areas that have been stuck with struggling schools. It is not acceptable for so many parents to be left with no option but a failing school for their child. This is a step in the right direction and we hope part of a wider suite of reforms to target this pervasive issue."