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Why does poor children’s progress drop off at secondary school? Social Mobility Commission report

Today we publish our second report in collaboration with the Social Mobility Commission and Education Datalab. PRESS RELEASE Gap between poor pupils’ attainment at primary and secondary school is worsening Milburn: Closing the gap must be a ‘top of mind’ for schools and Government should set a new target for progress Children from poor backgrounds …

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Youth, education and lifelong learning

‘Education’ and ‘youth’ It’s impossible to think of ‘youth’ without thinking of ‘education’ because young people spend so much of their time in nurseries, schools and colleges and the education they receive there plays such a formative role in their lives. Likewise, it’s impossible to think of ‘education’ without thinking of ‘youth’ – there’s something …

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Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention

Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention: Today’s Education Select Committee report on recruitment and retention uses data from LKMco and Pearson’s “Why Teach?” study to highlight the key role workload plays in driving teachers from the profession. Lead author of the study and Director of the education think-tank LKMco, Loic Menzies welcomed …

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Subject choices at A level: Ethnicity, Gender, Poverty and STEM subjects

Differences in gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status have a profound impact on subject choice at A level and patterns vary at every ‘intersection’ of these different factors. This means that some groups of pupils are particularly unlikely to study some subjects. Our Social Mobility Commission report on ethnicity, gender and poverty revealed all sorts obstacles …

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