Fair Education Alliance
The Nurture Group Network is proud to be part of the Fair Education Alliance (FEA), which is comprised of 55 of the UK’s leading organisations from across the education, charities and business sectors that are committed to tackling educational inequality. FEA’s aim is to work towards ending the persistent achievement gap between young people from our poorest communities and their wealthier peers by 2020.
The Fair Education Alliance Report Card 2015 shows that children and young people from poor families were more likely than the previous year to receive a fixed period exclusion or to be permanently excluded when compared to their more affluent peers. Furthermore, findings show that children from poor families are still more likely to have poorly developed social and emotional skills and are less likely to display the particular positive behavioural skills needed for engagement in learning.
The FEA has set our five impact goals to tackle this inequality:
- Narrow the primary school literacy and numeracy attainment gap
- Close the gap in GCSE attainment
- Improve the resilience and wellbeing of young people, especially in poorer communities
- Narrow the participation gap in post 16 education or training
- Close the graduation gap, with a particular focus on the most selective universities
The FEA is aligned with other coalitions that NGN is part of: Partnership for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools.