Tag: Attainment gap

Poorer children perceived as less able by teachers

10th June 2015 Yesterday, 9th June 2015, The Guardian published an article drawing on recent research from the University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education.  This research found that teachers often perceive pupils from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds as less able than their peers and, as a result, they may be unconsciously marked down in internal… Read More ›

Reasearch finds working class boys let down by the education system

10th June 2015 Research published by the Sutton Trust last week (3rd June 2015) identified white boys from deprived socio-economic backgrounds as having the worst academic attainment amongst their peers.  Their research found that children who grow up in low-income backgrounds have half as much chance of getting top GCSE grades as better off pupils (New… Read More ›

Skills Gap Amongst Young Britons

The OECD’s 2015 Skills Outlook report was published yesterday (27th May).  The OECD’s Skills Outlook reports on the acquisition of skills amongst young people in OECD countries and comments upon the transition of those young people into employment and their impact upon the national economy.  A summary and the full report can both be accessed… Read More ›

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At Bridge Builders Mentoring, we believe that the gap between young men from poor socio-economic backgrounds and their full potential is never too large to overcome. Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme provides young men the opportunity to gain additional support and guidance from adult mentors from professional backgrounds, who are experienced in life and work. Together, they can define, explore and overcome the problems that are so often associated with a low economic background.

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