Number of children in extreme poverty rises to 550,000

The number of children living in destitution has increased to 550,000, according to latest figures analysed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It found that “worryingly” there has been “a big rise in...

Care Leavers feel they left care too early, Ofsted research shows

More than a third of care leavers feel they left care too early and report feeling “lonely”, “unsafe” and unable to manage finances, a new report by Ofsted reveals. The inspectorate’s new report Ready or not:...

Focus on phonics to teach reading is ‘failing children’, says landmark study

A landmark study has described the way primary school pupils are taught to read in England as “uninformed and failing children”, calling on the government to drop its narrow focus on phonics. Researchers at...

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