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The Council Plan - will it really help most children in Hartlepool?

October 2, 2017 12:14 PM

I noticed from the town plan a couple of statements on building better beginnings for our young people - this must be applauded. What is missing, however, is a drive on raising GCSE grades and students making at least 'Good' progress. This must be one of the most importnat aspects of securing a bright future for our children. Without good grades, young people's pathways will be blighted. And I noticed that alot of the statements in the Council Plan (middle pages of Hartbeat) are quite wooly, and are not really 'impact' statements that can be measured. Which is just as well, because if you think you are not going to achieve them, then there's no point being held acoountable for them.