Sir Michael says one in five children does not reach the level expected at the end of primary school - and that even those who do have no guarantee of going on to get a good GCSE pass in English. He points out that nearly half (45%) of those who achieved the expected standard (Level 4) did not get at least a grade C in GCSE English. Which is why standards must rise in Primary Schools.................. I would ask what the hell is going on in secondary schools, with all their specialists.....?. Oh yes, they are just not very good at teaching, have very low expectations and are bone idle, which is why they are still teaching year 6 lessons in year 8.... Sir Mick, a secondary man, does what secondaries do blame primary.............. When will someone shoot the elephant in the room and start brining these failing secondary institutions to book!!!!!!!!!