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.
Read full article here Government push to improve exam results for children in need
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