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Exam changes can’t compensate for Covid hit to disadvantaged pupils, says government

Changes to next year’s exams cannot compensate for pupils’ divided experiences during the pandemic, the government has said, even...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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PM announces £18m opportunity areas expansion, and £10m to boost quality of teaching

An £18 million extension of the opportunity areas programme and £10 million to improve teaching quality in four other...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Study to track Covid’s long-term impact on pupils’ life chances

A new study will track Covid’s long-term impact on the life chances of thousands of year 11 pupils. The...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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OECD: Target extra resources at schools serving disadvantaged areas

Policy makers must target extra resources towards schools supporting large numbers of disadvantaged pupils, according to a new report....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

We’re one step closer to solving the social mobility conundrum

Today, the government published its ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ report, which echoes many of the points made by the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Social mobility isn’t about behaving like the middle class

We need to change the entire conversation on social mobility to have a chance of changing people’s lives for...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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We won’t know if opportunity areas have worked until at least 2021

The government won’t be able to gauge the impact of a £72 million project to boost social mobility in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

50 years before we have an equitable school system

We’re making slow progress in closing the attainment gap, claims the Education Policy Institute’s Jo Hutchinson, because the picture...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn
Opinion

3 things I learned about social mobility

Participation in higher education from young people in disadvantaged groups is greater than ever – but is this the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor