Extra help plan to bridge gap

Gifted black and ethnic minority pupils are to receive extra help to raise their grades and close the gap between them and their white contemporaries, the Government announched this week.

A network of primary and secondary schools in London, headteachers and councils will be set up to identify bright pupils and support them and their schools with extra materials and advice.

This will be coupled with the expansion of an initiative to encourage more black teachers to develop their careers and become headteachers.

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you