Social mobility

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The Guardian view on the Social Mobility Commission: a string of broken promises | Editorial
Editorial: Under Katharine Birbalsingh, the body has moved as far as possible away from its initial remit of child poverty


27, Jun, 2022 @5:28 PM

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London state school pupils train to take on private schools at Rugby fives
Bold experiment uses sport to boost social mobility while bringing organised games to state schools

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Tories are neglecting those young people who didn’t go to university | Polly Toynbee
Further adult education could be used to level up the UK, but social mobility is still not happening, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

14, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Boris Johnson a bad role model for children, says social mobility tsar
Katharine Birbalsingh questions PM’s private life and says he does not look ‘professional enough’

Jamie Grierson

10, Jun, 2022 @9:24 AM

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UK social mobility tsar wants focus on ‘small steps’ not giant leaps
Katharine Birbalsingh says aim is to move away from fixation on small minority of rags to riches tales

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

08, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Social mobility prospects for young people ‘disappearing’, says research
Chances of homeownership and higher incomes undermined by pandemic and cost of living crisis

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

31, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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City scheme aims to close financial sector’s class pay gap
Progress Together hopes to improve pay and progress for less privileged people who earn on average £17,500 less than colleagues

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

20, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Headteacher defends plan for free ‘Etons of the north’ sixth forms
Eton head says rigorous admissions policy will prevent middle-class parents from gaming the system

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

21, Mar, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Restrict phones to improve child social mobility in UK, says commission chair
Katharine Birbalsingh tells school leaders’ conference ‘all the problems start on smartphones’

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Mar, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Sorry, You’re Not a Winner review – gripping story of social mobility
Jesse Jones directs a superb production of Samuel Bailey’s nuanced drama about a friendship between two young men which is put to the test

Anya Ryan

02, Mar, 2022 @11:26 AM

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Kicking universities is no way to solve the divide between the academic and the rest | Will Hutton
Yes, there’s a class lottery for resources. But let’s not forget what we do well

Will Hutton

27, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Improving literacy means a book – or an iPad – at bedtime, say researchers
If ministers want to boost reading and maths scores in schools, they must involve parents, according to social mobility experts

Anna Fazackerley

26, Feb, 2022 @8:15 AM

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