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.