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It has long been accepted that children’s early experiences can have the biggest impact on their later lives, and the first year of school gives teachers a chance to positively impact children’s long-term academic outcomes.

Research using CEM’s baseline assessments has previously shown that children who are taught well in their Reception class experience a boost in academic attainment.

This boost gives long-term benefits and students go on to achieve better GCSE results in English and Maths, making the case for schools putting their best teachers in Reception classes.

Now, research published today from Durham University and the Department for Education has found that children in the most effective Reception classes can expect to earn more than their peers in later life.

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