Its Grim Up North

New research from the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield shows that life for children in the north of England is indeed grim. The year long research found:

  • Too many children starting school far behind where they should be. Often with special educational needs no one has picked up.
  • Children from disadvantaged backgrounds facing an education gap that starts before schools and widens throughout education
  • More than half of the secondary schools serving the North’s most deprived communities are judged to be less than good.
  • Large numbers of children dropping out of education before they reach 18.
  • Lack of confidence amongst children that economic regeneration will mean more jobs or opportunities.

You can read the full report here: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Growing-Up-North-March-2018-1.pdf

Please lobby your local councillors. MP’s, business hubs, and economic centres to invest more in the North for the sake of all our children and young people.

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