• The working class: Poverty, education and alternative voices by Ian Gilbert

    As a senior leader who has been championing equality for disadvantaged pupils since stepping into education, you can imagine how excited I was to get my teeth into this book. There I sat, one cloudy afternoon, marking a set of year 11 assessments, when I heard the distinctive sounds of a delivery driver wrestling a

    5.00 May. 27th, 2018 | Reviews

  • Educational disadvantage: how does England compare?

    We know there’s work to do with the disadvantage gap in this country – but where do we stand on the international scale, asks Natalie Perera? The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is the leading measure used by policymakers to gauge the state of educational inequality in England. Organisations such as

    12.53 Apr. 19th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Disadvantaged pupils' maths attainment sees England fall behind

    England needs to double the number of disadvantaged pupils who achieve the top GCSE grades in maths to catch up with the best-performing countries around the world, according to new Education Policy Institute (EPI) research. Just one in 10 disadvantaged pupils in England achieve a grade 7, 8 or 9 in GCSE maths, while nearly twice

    0.01 Apr. 19th, 2018 | News