Dear all,

 

Please find below a statement from Liam Byrne MP.

 

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has been giving evidence at the Education Select Committee (#edselctte) this morning on problems in Birmingham schools. The questions covered the ‘Trojan Horse’ issue, questions of accountability, the DfE’s response to the situation and it’s knowledge of problems at these schools.

 

In response Liam said;

 

"Hodge Hill's parents want the Education Secretary to get a grip and get parents involved.

 

Yet all we got from the £130k a year Education Secretary was a catalogue of excuses.

 

It's simply not good enough. So I am bringing parents and school leaders together this Friday to get a better plan in place. We simply will not tolerate second best for our parents and their young people."

 

Liam