Harris Academy Peckham praised by David Cameron

David Cameron praised Harris Academy Peckham in the Conservative party conference 10th October 2012.

Please find the video and section of the speech below. 

Section of speech

"The Harris Academy in Peckham has increased the number of students getting five good GCSEs – from 12 percent when it was under local authority control to almost 90 percent now.

The transformation has been astonishing – and the methods have been Conservative.

Smart uniforms, teachers in suits.

Children taught physics, chemistry and biology not soft options.

Children set by ability – with excellence applauded, extra resources for those most in need but no excuses for slacking.

When you see a school like that succeed it prompts the question:

Why can’t every school be that way? Why can’t every child have those chances?"


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