Statistically, working in a school with a large number of disadvantaged pupils of white ethnic origin isn’t likely to lead to many accolades or much acknowledgement. Blackpool is one such town; fortunately there is no all boys’ school; the hardest of the hard school improvement miles is raising attainment and showing good progress for white disadvantaged boys.
Reports are increasing about the fragile mental health of our young people. In disadvantaged areas the pressure of examinations and growing up in a complex World are further impacted on by poverty. Life is often more stressful for disadvantaged families and their children. Continue reading