Brian Lightman, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders
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'Government needs to spend less time blaming schools'

Just one in 15 (6.5%) pupils starting secondary school in England "behind" for their age goes on to get five good GCSEs including English and maths, official data shows.

The government data published as part of secondary school league tables suggests the majority of schools are failing struggling pupils.

Nationally 58.2% of pupils reach the five good GCSEs benchmark.

Minister Nick Gibb said schools which let pupils down would be tackled

Brian Lightman, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders disagrees with the charge that schools are not helping some of their pupils.

  • 26 Jan 2012