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Schools Can't Do Everything, Teachers Conclude

Magazine article Public Finance

Schools Can't Do Everything, Teachers Conclude

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It is unrealistic to expect schools alone to transform the life chances of disadvantaged children, teaching leaders said this week.

Launching the Ofsted annual report on October 17, chief inspector Christine Gilbert said more needed to be done to help the most vulnerable children, particularly those in care.

'The gap between the outcomes for those with advantages in life and those with the least is not reducing quickly enough,' she said. 'Only 12% of 16-year-olds in public care achieved five or more good GCSEs in 2006 compared with 59% of all 16-year-olds. This cannot be right and we need to do more.'

Overall, 10% of secondary schools were judged to be 'inadequate'.

Ofsted's analysis revealed some stark connections between poverty and educational underachievement.

Young people living in deprived areas do worse in exams and are less likely to go to university. …

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