Leeds headteachers invited to GCSE grading summit
HEADTEACHERS in Leeds are being invited to attend a summit to discuss and debate the national GCSE grading issue.
The summit in Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday, October 9 will allow school leaders and other education professionals to raise their own issues, gain understanding of the national picture and discuss how they can work together to bring about change.
It has been organised by Leeds City Council and sponsored by the National Union of Teachers as well as bodies representing headteachers, specialist schools, academies and colleges.
The focus will be on the change in grade boundaries of the English GCSE between January and June this year which resulted in thousands of young people across the country missing out on an all-important C grade.
Coun Judith Blake, Leeds City Council’s executive member for children’s services, said: “This will be an opportunity for head teachers and other education professionals to share their experiences and find out what we are already doing to try to remedy this travesty for young people across the country.
“Here in Leeds we determined to get a fair decision for our young people, which is why we are leading the national consortium calling for a judicial review.”
The national consortium is currently awaiting a response to a formal letter sent to the examination regulator Ofqual and exam boards AQA and Edexcel.
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