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Derby schools a concern - Ofsted.

Derby schools a concern - Ofsted.

School inspectors have raised serious concerns about educational standards in Derby.

Ofsted says schools are not progressing there because there are too few academy trusts in the area with experience in improving struggling schools.

It says the regional schools commissioners, who oversee standards in academies, are too slow to take action.

The government said it had made progress but the pace of improvement in some areas was not good enough.

The former chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, often referred to the East Midlands as an area of concern.

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