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Katharine Birbalsingh in contention to be government’s new social mobility tsar

Headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh is a leading contender to be the government’s new social mobility commissioner, Schools Week has learned....

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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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...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
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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...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson