Supporting and engaging white working class children

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Reading time: 3 minutes. Relevant event: SSAT Aspirations Show 2018

Daniel Jarrett, Safeguarding Manager, education charity School-Home Support (SHS), highlights some of the challenges white working-class children face and outlines what schools can do to improve their outcomes and aspirations

A 2016 report from Sutton Trust, Class Differences, found that white working class pupils achieve the lowest grades at GCSE of any main ethnic group, with just a quarter of boys and a third of girls achieving five good GCSEs.

One argument as to why this has happened is the legacy of…

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