Nearly half of children in England are not reaching what teachers consider a good level of development by the age of five, according to the Marmot Review - an independent review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health - which looked at child development at five as part of its study into health inequalities in the UK. The assessment of children's development is based on their behaviour and understanding. At five, Children should be able to share, self-motivate, co-operate and concentrate by the time they start school. But the research found 44% are not considered by their teachers to have reached that level.
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