having the fewest number of council maintained schools and academies rated Outstanding in the
whole of London last year. And what was that number? A big fat zero!
The best boroughs were Southwark, Harrow and Ealing with 10, 9 and 7 outstanding schools respectively. All Labour controlled as it happens. Only Barking and Havering managed to share Bexley’s exalted position. Previous years weren’t much better, two outstanding in 2010/11, one in 2009/10, one in 2008/09.
When Bexley council screwed up on Children in Care a member of staff was dismissed, what’s the betting on Mark Charters (Director of Education and Social Care) retaining his £175,000 package for this second failure? Source data.
Councillor John Fuller, Cabinet member for Education said, in a different context, “Bexley is fortunate to have many high quality schools”.