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Pupil Premium – Let’s hear it for the boys!

Widening attainment gap for white British boys White British boys from disadvantaged backgrounds are under-performing compared with disadvantaged children from all other groups. Consequently, the social well-being and economic success of communities across the United Kingdom is under threat. In … Continue reading

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The Lost Boys

Introduction In this series of posts, I aim to outline how we can tackle these challenges, bring about real improvement for disadvantaged children, and close the attainment gap. “Giving education to the labouring classes of the poor… would teach them to despise their … Continue reading

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The Postcode Lottery

“Education in England is a postcode lottery for children from poorer families; where you are born determines how well you do at school and in life. A child on free school meals has only half the chance of getting good … Continue reading

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