Ofsted warns of class gap affecting educational attainment

Slow progress in reducing the gap in achievement between schools
with high and low levels of disadvantage, has been highlighted as
an issue of concern by schools watchdog Ofsted, writes
Kirsty Brown.

In a report published today, chief inspector of schools David
Bell identified the impact of social class on educational
attainment as a continuing problem.

Bell said: “I was the first from my family to attend
university. I find it troubling that over 25 years later, many of
our least advantaged young people still believe that higher
qualifications are beyond their reach.”

Report from www.ofsted.gov.uk

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