Literacy and Numeracy (Attainment)

November 2012
Basic Skills Bulletin;11/23/2012, Issue 109, p11
The article looks at the works of the British Minister for Schools David Laws to raise levels of attainment in literacy and numeracy for children from deprived areas. It notes the launch of a catch-up premium of 500 pounds for every year 7 pupil who had not achieved basic literacy and numeracy standards upon leaving primary school. Moreover, it cites a report which suggests that 9,000 fewer children had received reading recovery intervention in 2011.


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