Environment effects young people’s achievements

A new report examining the relationship between the environment and schools has found that there are links between housing decline in a neighbourhood and pupil behaviour, truancy, teacher morale and a school’s ability to deliver exam results. The report highlighted that schools in deprived areas are under pressure to play a larger role in the community by hosting services and facilities for families which can detract from teaching, while areas with low quality housing tend to have a transient population which has a negative impact on a school’s ability to meet education standards and promote positive student behaviour.