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The geography of social mobility

Yesterday’s DfE report Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: a plan for improving social mobility through education put a strong emphasis on ‘place’, recognising that how young people ‘get on’ in life cannot easily be separated from the areas in which they grow up. I’ve blogged before, here and here, on the strong links between young people’s …

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Youth Homelessness and Belonging: Achievement for All guest blog

In this special guest blog, Professor Sonia Blandford and Anne Cameron from charity Achievement for All respond to our recent report on education and youth homelessness. A strong sense of belonging is integral to our core strength and a sense of self-worth, a robust protective factor which steadies us when we face challenging and difficult circumstances.  …

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How will the government respond to our assessment recommendations from #TestingTheWater?

The government has today responded to the Education Select Committee’s report on primary assessment and in doing so, picked up on numerous themes from our new report, #TestingTheWater. 1. Testing the Water calls for headline league tables to shift to three year averages. Doing so would reduce the impact of year on year volatility (based …

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