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Children as young as three are grouped by 'ability'

4 December 2017

Man and children

Research by Drs Alice Bradbury and Guy Roberts-Holmes, commissioned by the National Education Union, finds that using ability groups takes place with children as young as three and that teachers worry that 'low ability' labels could have a lasting negative impact on children. Read: BBC News, The Guardian, The Times (£), TES, Schools Week