Ed shares this latest from the Isle of Wight constituency Labour Party. Ed
The Isle of Wight Labour Party has condemned remarks made by the Chair of Ofsted about people on the Isle of Wight and is calling for an Educational Taskforce.
Island Labour Secretary, Ed Gouge, said
“We need the Council to set up a Taskforce to look at the problems with our schools instead of a Transport Taskforce which doesn’t seem to be producing anything useful and seems to be biased against keeping the Island Line trains in the South West franchise against the wishes of local people.”
Stewart Blackmore, Labour’s Vice Chair said,
“David Hoare is stereotyping people on the Island with clearly no understanding of the issues here. The Isle of Wight suffers from a low wage, low skill economy and so it is not surprising that the aspirations of many pupils are low despite their ability.
“In addition, the management of the Island’s education by Hampshire officers during the Independent administration has not significantly improved standards.
“We need an Educational Taskforce to investigate this and better Government support for the Island and other coastal areas.”