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Exam performance of looked-after children in England [infographic]

This story pretty much tells itself. We. Need. To. Do. Better.*

Performance of children in England in KS1 SATs

Performance of children in England in KS2 SATs

Performance of children in England in KS3 SATs

Performance of children in England at GCSE level

* For the benefit of those not in England:

To get any kind of decent job, young people would normally require 5 ‘good’ GCSEs (i.e. A*-C)

Definition of ‘looked-after’ (City of Westminster):

The term ‘looked after’ was introduced by the Children Act 1989 and refers to children who are subject to care orders and those who are voluntarily accommodated. Wherever possible, the local authority will work in partnership with parents. Many children and young people who become looked after retain strong links with their families and many eventually return home.

Are you Alice, Dilbert, or the Boss?

I’m sure it will take no time at all for most people in most schools (or, in fact, most organizations) to raise a smile at the above, noting how it resonates with their own experiences.

What’s my point? Well, if you’re not Alice, you’re Dilbert. And by the time you get a chance to change things, you’ve turned into the Boss… :-p

(BTW now has ‘mashups’ – user contributions to Scott Adams’ wit!)