Tag: social mobility

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Today, the government published its ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ report, which echoes many of the points made by the National Association of Head Teachers in recent years, particularly...
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We need to change the entire conversation on social mobility to have a chance of changing people’s lives for the better, says Prof Sonia Blandford A staggering 2.5 million...
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The government won’t be able to gauge the impact of a £72 million project to boost social mobility in 12 “opportunity areas” until after 2020, its own research...
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We’re making slow progress in closing the attainment gap, claims the Education Policy Institute’s Jo Hutchinson, because the picture is far more complex than you’d think The gap...
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Participation in higher education from young people in disadvantaged groups is greater than ever – but is this the full picture? Andrew Berwick shares some insights from The...
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Opportunity areas are a welcome commitment to social mobility. They demonstrate a legitimate concern that all parts of the country should have a high quality education system. They...
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As long as pupils from independent schools are still more than twice as likely to attend a Russell Group university, we should all focus on doing everything we...
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A plan to boost the number of faith school places by changing prohibitive admissions rules on new schools is “unlikely to be effective” in increasing social mobility, warns...
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A mobile phone app that encourages parents to play games at home with their children shows promise in closing the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged pupils, according to a...
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Privately educated pupils earn more – but they also get better “quality” jobs. Why is that, ask Anna Vignoles and Francis Green The role of private schooling has...
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The government should consider how greater investment in sixth-form colleges could drive up standards, says James Kewin Sixth-form colleges share the government’s ambition to create an education system...
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There has been a steep decline in A-Level entries to arts subjects this year. Lorenza Antonucci has a hypothesis about why this might be While a record number...
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Free school meals students across every region of England are less likely to access apprenticeship schemes than their wealthier peers, research from Teach First has found. The education...
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The grammar school debate is firmly back on the agenda thanks to a burgeoning campaign by Conservative MPs to lift the ban on new selective schools. But bringing back...
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New free schools will be allowed to open if their proposers can demonstrate a “social need” or “significant demand” from parents under new changes announced by the government...
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Grammar schools and free schools may be exacerbating social segregation, new research released today shows. Analysis of the deprivation levels at primary and secondary schools in England compared...
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There are more imaginative ways to improve social mobility than opening more grammar schools, explains former political advisor Adam McNicholas I’m 30. In the not too distant future,...
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Allowing free schools to open where there is a “social need” would increase community integration and help prevent racist abuse in classrooms, a free school campaign group has claimed....
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More than 100 Conservative MPs have pledged to campaign for a wave of new grammar schools, reigniting the decades-long debate on the issue of selection. The opening of new...
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies published a report today showing that two thirds of children classified as poor are poor despite the fact that at least one of their parents...
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Tony Sewell gets some things right, but his rhetoric on social mobility should be approached with suspicion, says Garth Stahl Last week at the Festival of Education, Tony...
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What have you been researching? I am looking at the education of Muslim students and in particular, Muslims’ expectations from education and educational leaders in contemporary societies, and...
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There are simple, practical methods for integrating Traveller children into the education system, as my school has shown, yet local and national government has yet to pick up...
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Religious schools have been accused of racial segregation – but is the picture accurate? Headteacher Paul Halliewell says his school was unfairly targeted. In Science we teach pupils...
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Teachers’ pay should be overhauled and their probation periods extended to three years, the government’s social mobility commission has said. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s state...
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I am passionate about the provision for SEND students, and the opportunity to share my enthusiasm at SSAT National Conference was one I am very glad to have...
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Forget your pedagogical differences: teachers need to speak up about how a reduction of services to alleviate poverty is the real threat to closing the education gap, says Kiran Gill Last...
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Mental illness affects about one in four people: that means six pupils in a class of 24. And yet young people, who often cannot access the right help,...
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There is inequity in school leadership, particularly at secondary level where men outnumber women almost two to one. An equalities network set up by ASCL is aiming to...
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This week CfBT is launching its new report “Interesting Cities: five approaches to urban reform”, comparing the approaches used to improve schools in five cities across the world...
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Teachers care passionately about their pupils and strive to close the education achievement gap, but their job becomes more difficult as inequality and poverty levels rise – as...
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Engineering can be a cool career choice – but ingrained biases mean that girls don’t always agree. One solution is to grab their attention between the ages of...
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The abolition of the assisted places scheme and grammar system has contributed to a decline in social mobility As the headmistress of an independent girls’ secondary school, it...
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Social mobility is something that all educators aim for, but there are things that you need to consider first Beware the American dream It simply isn’t true that...
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From students jumping in the air, to accusations that exams are getting easier, A-Level results day wouldn’t be the same without the usual clichés. But what goes on...
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Supporting all pupils to develop their speech, language and communication skills is everybody’s responsibility and can be a part of every lesson Speech, language and communication needs, or...
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Half of my facebook timeline are excited about a £500 Apple Watch; the other half are despairing over news that teachers are spending their own cash to feed, wash and...
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School-Home Support can offer practical help to schools, families and pupils. Pupils like Dana, 7, who was missing 30 per cent of her lessons Department for Education absence...
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Labour’s threat  to end “generous state subsidies” for private schools may be well meaning, but will end up harming the least well off It was only a matter...
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The UK’s 160,000 young carers do not do as well as their peers at school. Giving them the pupil premium is one way to lower their barriers to...