The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the provision of early years services for children in England setting out how starting school behind can undermine children’s life chances. Analysis of data on all children in England who had not met the expected level on half of their early learning goals at age 5 found that they were: five times as likely to end up being excluded by age 10; twice as likely to have had contact with children’s social care by age 11; and three times more likely to be struggling with reading at age 11.
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Source: Children’s Commissioner for England
Date: 17 July 2020