Thank you all for coming today.
This is my first Annual Report. I want to start by saying what should be obvious but is all too easily forgotten at events like this.
The quality of education and care in England today is good and it is continually improving. The life chances of the vast majority of young people in 2017 are the best they ever have been. That is the story that our inspection reports are telling:
- 94% of early years providers are rated good or outstanding
- almost 80% of secondary schools and 90% of primary schools are good or outstanding
- almost 80% of further education…