Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt
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Labour: 'Too much structural reform damaging learning'

The number of under-performing state secondary schools has more than doubled in a year.

New leagues tables show 330 failed to reach 40% of pupils attaining five good GCSEs including Maths and English.

Ministers have toughened exams and banned re-sits and some vocational qualifications from the tables.

Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, says teachers and pupils are suffering because of government interference.

He said: "Too much chop and change, too much chaos, too much structural reform is getting in the way of learning."

  • 29 Jan 2015
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