Social mobility

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Suffering has become normalised in Britain. We can do better than this | Frances Ryan
There are ways to restore compassion to society, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

24, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Deprived schools in England ‘getting less money after funding overhaul’
Commons report says changes have resulted in per-pupil funding increasing for better-off schools

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @7:18 AM

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Social mobility tsar wants campaign against toddlers having mobile phones
Katharine Birbalsingh says she wants to educate parents that the devices will make reading harder for children

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @6:33 PM

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‘Give people money and they’re no longer poor, it’s not rocket science’: Sammy Wright of the Social Mobility Commission
Deputy headteacher from Sunderland – and new novelist – on levelling up and his advice to the incoming head of the commission

Donna Ferguson

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on social mobility: don’t turn it into a culture war | Editorial
Editorial: It is not clear that Katherine Birbalsingh’s achievements as a headteacher have equipped her to address entrenched inequality


11, Oct, 2021 @6:05 PM

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UK’s ‘strictest’ headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh made social mobility chief
Opponent of woke culture who founded outstanding London free school takes government appointment

Haroon Siddique

10, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Lack of social mobility in UK risks fuelling populism, says Fiona Hill
Exclusive: County Durham-born former White House adviser says social divide is so wide it could become a security crisis

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

28, Sep, 2021 @4:31 PM

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‘Super-strict’ London headteacher in running to be social mobility champion
Right-leaning Katharine Birbalsingh criticised ‘chaotic’ state schools at Tory party conference in 2010

Rajeev Syal

29, Aug, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Private schools in England give pupils top grades in 70% of A-level entries
Teacher-assessed grades in lieu of exams benefit those at independent schools as gap with state education widens

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Aug, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Scrap two-child limit on benefits, urge government’s social mobility advisers
Social Mobility Commission also calls for end to two-child benefit limit to help generation recover from devastating pandemic

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

20, Jul, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Labour didn’t lose its ‘red wall’ – it never had one | David Edgerton
The idea that working-class people voted Labour until Brexit came along is a fiction only the Conservatives benefit from, says modern history professor David Edgerton

David Edgerton

09, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Tory lessons on class, privilege and poverty | Letters
Letters: The education report has sparked a culture war rather than addressing real problems, according to Labour members of the select committee Fleur Anderson, Aspana Begum, Kim Johnson and Ian Mearns. Plus letters from Prof Diane Reay, Alexander Verney-Elliott, Chris Hughes, Jack Gingell, Michael Pike and Bill Dhadli


23, Jun, 2021 @3:14 PM

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