Rural schools face ‘educational isolation’

The Times Educational Supplement has published the results of a report that warns rural schools are facing ‘educational isolation’ beyond simply being based in a remote area.

The report’s authors emphasise that coastal and rural schools can be isolated professionally, economically and culturally, and say that these considerations should incorporated into policymaking.

Professionally, they say that turnover of staff in rural schools is particularly high because of ‘isolation from social opportunities and access to affordable housing’ is limited. Culturally, students often miss out on the visits to museums and theatres, as well as classroom diversity, which their urban peers benefit from. The full report will be published in February.

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