• How schools can do more to support looked after children

    Everyone needs a pushy parent, so why should looked-after children (LAC) be any different? That was the question Matthew Blood, the virtual school head for three West London boroughs, posed at Optimus Education’s conference in Birmingham last month. Blood presented a mixed picture on how well LAC are performing in schools. He, like other virtual

    6.00 Jun. 7th, 2015 | News

  • Care leavers: The Achievement gap isn’t closing, it’s widening

    In a five-part series, Schools Week is exploring the way vulnerable groups of learners have been treated under the Coalition – and asks what can be expected for them in coming years. In this second instalment, Ann McGauran reveals that narrowing the stubbornly high achievement gap for children in care remains a significant challenge The

    6.00 Mar. 6th, 2015 | News