LONDON REMAINS THE ELITE EPICENTRE OF THE UK AND IS BECOMING HARDER TO ACCESS FOR LESS ADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE Becoming socially mobile – moving into a higher professional or managerial job from a working-class background – doesn’t necessarily mean moving away from where you grew up, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today (21 Jan).
Half of secondary school heads (50%) say that social segregation is a problem in state schools, but many (43%) don’t consider the socio-economic make-up of their community when designing their own admissions policies. This is according to new research, published by the Sutton Trust ahead of school offer day, that includes polling of parents and teachers on their views on school admissions.
CO-CHAIRS OF APPG ON SOCIAL MOBILITY SET OUT KEY SPENDING PRIORITIES The Treasury should prioritise social mobility in next week’s Spending Review – including by increasing spending on the further education sector - according to the Chair and Co-chair of the APPG on Social Mobility, Justin Madders MP and Baroness Tyler of Enfield.
KNOWING THE RIGHT PEOPLE MORE IMPORTANT FOR GETTING ON IN LIFE THAN A UNIVERSITY DEGREE, ACCORDING TO YOUNG PEOPLE As thousands of students receive their A Level results across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it’s time the Government ensured that the university admissions process is as fair and transparent as possible to safeguard the integrity of the higher education system.
Elitist Britain – Sutton Trust & Social Mobility Commission report Commenting on Elitist Britain 2019, a report from the Sutton Trust and Social Mobility Commission which looks at the educational background of over 5,000 of Britain’s leading and “influential” people, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: