Performance of every pupil 'will be captured'

The performance of every child "will be captured" under a new system being brought in by the Government, meaning youngsters who are struggling will have any academic progress they make recorded, according to an MP.

Chair of the education select committee Graham Stuart told Good Morning Britain the Government was adopting a number of measures designed to help pupils from poorer backgrounds.

"What we know is that children from poor homes are particularly sensitive to the quality of teaching they get, perhaps because they don't have the resilience of their better off peers for parenting or other reasons."

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White working-class children 'performing worst at school'

Just under a third (32%) of white British children from poor backgrounds got at least five C grades at GCSE, including English and maths last year, according to a report.