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What century are we living in?

“We have noticed a rise in children coming to school tired as they have no heating on at home and find it difficult to sleep on cold nights. The rise in poverty in my school’s community is shocking and stark.”






















Adopted children let down by 'inadequate' accountability

'Inadequate' accountability over how funding is used for adopted children has created a postcode lottery of provision, with some families reporting confusion over the use of Pupil Premium Plus and the role of the virtual school head and designated teacher.



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