Those of you with an interest in the attainment of children from ethnic minorities may be interested in a new review which suggests that teachers underestimate black pupils. The report - Black Children’s Achievement Programme Evaluation - was commissioned by the DCSF, and argues that teachers need to understand that different strategies must be employed to raise the attainment of different ethnic groups.

On a similar(ish!) note, another new research publication from the Centre of Policy Studies states that teachers are being asked to spend too much time fulfilling government initiatives with a detrimental effect on teaching quality; the report argues that white working class and black Caribbean boys are particularly affected. You can read the full text of Wasted online now.


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