Children in care

20th April 2001 at 01:00
Primary teachers are achieving a marked improvement in the academic progress of children in care according to the Office for Standards in Education. Inspectors say in a new report that target-setting and the national literacy and numeracy strategies have boosted pupils' performance. But lack ofcommunication between schools and social workers was found to be a major problem. Up to 75 per cent of children in care leave school with no qualifications at all.

The report, Raising Achievement of Children in Public Care, is available fromthe OFSTEDwebsite:

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