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White Under-Achievement: Putting Class into the Classroom

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Why white working-class children are failing at school is the focus of this whole-school video for secondary headteachers, offering a provocative view of where schools are going wrong and linking with Every Child Matters.

Few people in education are willing to acknowledge the issue, but white working-class girls and boys are the worst-performing groups in secondary education.

Former Teacher of the Year Phil Beadle believes that fundamental change is urgently needed if these children are to reach their full potential.

Elsewhere, the former head of a leading London comprehensive explains how the language that teachers use can often undermine the confidence of this social group.

Finally, the working-class head of a Dagenham comprehensive describes the radical changes he has introduced to help turn his school around.

Part of the series: School Matters

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