Commenting on the publication of the OECD 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results today, Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts said:

“There is much to celebrate in this report. We should not overlook the fact that mean scores in England are significantly above the OECD averages in all 3 subjects – maths, reading and science. We are particularly delighted with the significant improvement for England in maths and the rise for reading.

Congratulations to pupils and teachers who were involved in these tests.

I’d also like to note that headteachers in England reported fewer discipline problems or problems with either teacher or pupil behaviour than the OECD average.

It is a cause for concern that young people in England feel less satisfied with their lives than pupils across the OECD countries- and are more likely to feel worried. There is more we need to do to understand this trend and to support young people.

For now, let’s take a moment to celebrate the successes of our young people and our teaching profession.”