The problem of low educational attainment among white working class students

In this thought piece for the New Statesman, Denis Mongon discusses the issue of poor attainment that plagues white working class students in the UK.

He discusses the need for educational debate to move into the 21st century, and for staff to 'explore and use evidence of what works'. 

 While there are twenty-four Enterprise Zones around the country supporting business development with financial incentives, sector specialisms, simplified planning procedures and a “business-ready infrastructure”, there is no equivalent practice for children's services. He cites the charity, Save the Children, who recently reported in Developing Children’s Zones for England  that there is much to learn from children’s zones around the world. 

Denis is one our Senior Associates, and has a wealth of experience around education across the world. 

You can read the full article in the New Statesman here.