The role of parents and carers in better GCSEs

20 August 2015

On GCSE results day, Susannah Chambers, argues that the Pupil Premium could be used to introduce family learning programmes in all schools, transforming the prospects of adults and children across the country.

This is one of the asks of our Family Learning Inquiry, which shared 2011/12 figures showing that only 36.8% of pupils from poorer backgrounds achieve A*-C grades in GCSE English and Maths, compared to 63% of all other pupils. Poorer families are often successfully targeted through Family Learning, so this approach could help to close the gap in educational attainment.