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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the changes to primary school performance measures, said:
“Improving standards in primary schools is a Labour priority. We would address the root causes, not just how we measure standards.

“David Cameron's record is one of letting young people down. He has cut back on catch-up tuition programmes in English and Maths, and thousands of teachers are leaving the profession.

“With the biggest cuts to education spending since the 1950s and the pupil premium merely plugging the gap in schools budgets, too many pupils aren’t getting the support they need under David Cameron.”

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