The chief executive of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw said the government's Sure Start programme had failed to effectively close the gap in educational achievement between rich and poor students.
In an interview with Political Correspondent Libby Wiener, he said although Sure Start had helped some of the most troubled families, it had not had enough of an impact, and more could be done within the educational sector itself.
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