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Islington

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Islington in north London is considered to be one of the most improved boroughs in the country for education. In this programme, we take a look at the secrets of its success.

Graham Smith is the head of the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service, which provides a huge range of support programmes to schools in the area. Find out if their contributions are helping to bridge the attainment gap.

Multi-award-winning headteacher Sue Seifert from Montem Primary School, emphasises the crucial role of parents in raising attainment, and demonstrates how Bilingual Community Officers and an annual international evening are helping to improve parental engagement at the school.

Meanwhile, at Islington Arts and Media School, discover how the Arsenal Double Club is managing to boost standards in literacy.

Part of the series: Bridging the Gap

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