• Government social mobility tzar Dame Martina Milburn resigns

    The chair of the government’s Social Mobility Commission has resigned after just two years in the job. Dame Martina Milburn was appointed in May 2018, but now says she needs to focus her attention on her day job as chief executive of the Prince’s Trust. She is the second chair of the commission to resign

    17.04 May. 5th, 2020 | News

  • Admissions shake-up call as report reveals lack of diversity in top roles

    Almost two in five MPs serving in top government positions were privately educated, despite just seven per cent of people nationally attending independent schools, a new report has found. The Social Mobility Commission and Sutton Trust have called for changes to school admissions and an opening-up of private schools after their Elitist Britain 2019 report

    0.01 Jun. 25th, 2019 | News

  • Teacher supply and school funding on the agenda for new Social Mobility Commission team

    The rejuvenated Social Mobility Commission will investigate school funding issues and the teacher recruitment and retention crisis, its new chair has said. Dame Martina Milburn pledged to “change things” as she introduced 12 new commissioners and announced £2 million of additional government research funding at a re-launch event at a central London college this week.

    15.33 Dec. 11th, 2018 | News

  • Twelve new social mobility commissioners appointed

    An academy leader is one of 12 new commissioners appointed today to join the Social Mobility Commission, education secretary Damian Hinds has announced. Approved by the prime minister and the public appointments committee, the team will join chair of the commission Dame Martina Milburn (pictured above), the head of the Prince’s Trust, who took up the

    13.48 Oct. 31st, 2018 | News