Children in care failure

15th May 2009 at 01:00
Schools in England look set to fail ambitious Government targets to improve the achievements of children in care

New figures show just 14 per cent managed to get five good GCSEs (in Scotland, 13 per cent got five good Standard grades). The summer 2008 statistics show the performance of looked-after pupils in national assessment has remained static for the past five years. Ministers want strong improvement in exam results by 2011.

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