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English schools and disadvantaged communities: some clues on closing the gap

Dr Doug Martin shares with us his insight into the background of the English schooling system and what approach schools can take to achieve individual student attainment in disadvantaged communities. 

As a School of Education that prides itself on the collaboration with practitioners, the Carnegie Education Research Summaries series was created to make research truly accessible. With the peer review process often extremely lengthy and journals mostly behind paywalls, these summaries distil research into shorter articles that focus on the key findings from projects.

Read Doug Martin's English schools and disadvantaged communities: some clues on closing the gap article here.

Dr Doug Martin

Course Director / Carnegie School Of Education

Following a successful career as a practitioner, service manager and strategic leader in the care and education sectors, Dr Doug Martin became a policy writer and moved into higher education. Through his research, he investigates the complex issues impacting on vulnerable children, young people and families. He is a school governor and has been director, chair and advisor to a variety of voluntary sector organisations. He is also a member of the Leeds School Forum, taking an active role in helping to shape schooling in the city.