Slow Progress in Schools Dominated By Working Class White Children – Claims OFSTED

According to the Telegraph, Ofsted will warn, in a report this week ‘that a failure to raise standards among tens of thousands of poor British pupils represents an “unacceptable waste of human potential”.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector, will say that improvements have been seen among deprived children from every ethnic group over the last six years but progress has been too slow in schools dominated by working-class white children.

It is reported that Last year, just a quarter of poor white British boys gained five good GCSEs.

This compared with around four-in-10 deprived boys from black families, half of those from Asian backgrounds and almost two-thirds of poor Chinese teenagers.

According to the report, ‘The “poverty of expectation” in the white working-class community risks storing up major problems for the nation amid a rise in benefit claimants and crime rates and it is claimed to be among a number of factors preventing English schools climbing major international league tables.

For more on this article, visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10501588/Ofsted-warns-over-wasted-potential-of-poor-white-pupils.html

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