15 Oct '14

News Out in the cold: the coastal schools neglected by national initiatives

Educational establishments at seaside outposts face host of problems, including staff recruitment and retentionAt Clacton Coastal academy (CCA), the pupils are proud of their town and their school. They are fed up with The Only Way is Essex and upset by some of the sneering coverage the recent byelection attracted to their town.Lots of them are ambitious; many want to go to university. Yet the challenges facing children here are great, and the barriers to educational achievement are many. More than half of the pupils at CCA attract the pupil premium, which provides additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Continue reading...

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