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Schools are not the only front in the battle for equality: Challenge the Impossible

Commenting on our latest Social Mobility Commission Report, Jack Marwood argued that it should come as no surprise that schools aren’t able to reverse all the disadvantage that poverty brings. Does this really surprise anyone? Should we really expect schools to reverse this? Given this, should Ofsted criticise individual schools? — IcingOnTheCake (@Jack_Marwood) February 27, …

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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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Ethnicity Gender and Social Mobility: International coverage for our latest report

We’re delighted that our recent Social Mobility Commission report, our first ever collaboration with Education Datalab, received extensive international media coverage. The report explores the relationship between ethnicity, gender and social mobility and how these interact. Coverage began with a front-page splash on the Guardian’s website, followed  by Radio 4’s Today Programme (listen here) and a BBC online …

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Ethnicity, Gender and Social Mobility: New report

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest report (download here) for the Social Mobility Commission in collaboration with Education Datalab.  It explores how ethnicity, gender and poverty interact to support or constrain young people’s social mobility. It is unique in exploring the ‘intersectionality’ of these different factors and in using brand new analysis of the …

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