LAG­GING BE­HIND IN EARLY YEARS

The Jewish Chronicle - - EDUCATION -

ONLY 18 per cent of early-years chil­dren started independent schools in Hack­ney with a good level of de­vel­op­ment (GLD) in 2016, ac­cord­ing to data pro­duced for the coun­cil. This com­pares with 75 per cent start­ing state-aided pri­mary schools in the bor­ough with a GLD

Most independent schools in Hack­ney serve the Charedi com­mu­nity.

The coun­cil sug­gests the low GLD score is be­cause it is mea­sured in English and chil­dren in Or­tho­dox Jewish schools at that age are “at the early stages of learn­ing English”.

Sup­port­ing the im­proved teach­ing of English in such schools re­mains a “pri­or­ity”, the coun­cil says.

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