Poverty And Low Educational Achievement In Wales

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On average about 17 per cent of Welsh children live in relative poverty, using the percentage of children receiving free school meals (FSM) as an indicator. This new study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that future Welsh education policy should emphasise parental involvement, extra-curricular activities and mentoring. The Welsh education system should combine both learning- and teaching‑focused interventions and student-, family- and community-focused interventions.

DATE: 13/02/2013
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