The OECD education rankings that showed that British children are performing poorly in measures of literacy, science and numeracy were released earlier this month. Oddly enough enough I can't find any reference to the results on the Department for Children, Schools and Families* website. Since the results were released the department has managed to find room for press releases such as:
KEVIN BRENNAN PLAYS FOR LITERACY AND NUMERACY SUCCESS AT WEMBLEY
BALLS AND JOHNSON ANNOUNCE REVIEW OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
ED BALLS LAUNCHES PLAN FOR CHILDREN
ED BALLS ANNOUNCES PILOTS TO HELP CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA
I realise that parents, children and teachers are all on tenterhooks waiting to hear about Kevin Brennan's Wembley exploits, but you would have thought that the publication of the most widely recognised international education rankings would merit a brief mention.