Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Disadvantaged Not Progressing To University

Sadly there is an update in the Romford Recorder this week that draws attention to the work that is still needed to raise aspirations amongst disadvantaged families and ensure that there is a clear pathway for pupils to make it to Higher Education.

The Social Mobility Commission’s study revealed that just 16pc of youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in the borough go on to university or other higher education. This is compared with 53pc in Westminster, the best performing area in England.

The government watchdog’s latest report into inequality in Britain highlights the huge variation in life chances for youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds depending on where they grow up.

The commission assessed the development of children across the country from nursery right up to university, ranking each of England’s 324 local authorities for social mobility.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

SENCO Accreditation

Are you recruiting a new SENCO for Spring or Summer term 2018?

Do you have a SENCO who needs or wants to begin the National Award for SEN Coordination?

Best Practice Network is a national provider of NASENCO and a Quality Assured member of the NASEN Provider group. They are currently recruiting for programmes to start in March 2018 in the following areas: Bury, Durham, London, Luton, Manchester, South Gloucestershire & St Albans.

Participants can find out more information and register through the Best Practice Network website. When registering online, please be sure to select Havering Primary Teaching School Alliance as the deliver partner to ensure BPN know which network you are a part of. Thank you!