Government push to improve exam results for children in need

According to iNews, schools will have to appoint a teacher with a responsibility for boosting the results of pupils in contact with social workers, under plans aimed at improving education for vulnerable children.

The DfE is launching a consultation to change the role of “designated safeguarding leads” – the teacher responsible for coordinating the safeguarding of children – so they have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of vulnerable pupils.

The DfE said that the change would result in schools tracking attendance and attainment data for children in need.

Children in need have worse educational outcomes than their classmates. They are three times more likely to be persistently absent from school and two to four times more likely to be permanently excluded.

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  1. Kasia Fejcher-Akhtar

    I welcome the intervention from DfE to ensure that CLA and children receiving support from social services have a qualified teacher able to have direct input into the child’s academic attainments. Unfortunately, there is a trend by many schools, including special schools, to delegate such matters to admin staff who are not trained teachers or teaching assistants thus depriving the most vulnerable for high quality educational support. The most needy pupils must have the most qualified professionals to guide them and support their development.

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