From Times. I know I bang on about this, but it is quite impossible to understand the attraction of faith schools without realising how dreadful the existing system is.
Although progress has been made, Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, says that too many 11-year-olds are leaving primary school without being able to read.
“One hundred fifty thousand children a year going into secondary schools who can’t read,” he said. “It’s unacceptable. So we think this is where a very bright light has to be shone on the whole literacy problem, and it needs to be a high-priority item.”
Children who read and write poorly cannot follow the curriculum and are often destined to fail their GCSEs.
Love that often.