Refugees left out in the cold

16th September 2005 at 01:00
Many black, ethnic-minority and refugee pupils are not receiving the support they need at school because of insufficient funding. A study carried out for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers by the Institute of Public Policy Research, is critical of the way money from the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant is distributed. Mary Bousted, ATL general secretary, said that job cuts were occurring in ethnic-minority services at a time when the number of refugee pupils with English as an additional language was continuing to rise.

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