Tag: education

  • The Social Mobility Commission report: State of the nation 2021

    The Social Mobility Commission report: State of the nation 2021: Social mobility and the pandemic Against the backdrop of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has taken a deep look at the progress made in all four UK nations in tackling poverty, addressing inequality, and improving social mobility. The report reveals that across the UK there are already signs that attainment gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children are getting wider. Every critical measure of low social mobility – child poverty, income inequality, access to stable housing, unemployment for young people and gaps in school attainment – was poor in […]

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  • Former Education Secretary Justine Greening is working with the University of Northampton to protect opportunities and boost social mobility

    Source – FENews, 2nd February 2021 Former Education Secretary Justine Greening is working with the University of Northampton to protect opportunities and boost social mobility. The partnership comes as research shows 80% of people are concerned that there will be fewer available job opportunities for young people nationwide in the aftermath of COVID-19.* On Thursday 4 February, the University will sign the Social Mobility Pledge, a campaign and coalition businesses and universities committed to being a force for good by putting social mobility at the heart of their purpose. By signing the Pledge, businesses and universities commit to enhancing opportunities by […]

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  • Solent LEP launches ‘Get On Track’ programme for 16 to18-year-olds

    Source – the Island Echo 21st December 2020 Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is working in partnership with Education Development Trust to provide additional support for 16 to 18-year-olds who have not been able to progress into employment, apprenticeship, further or higher education since leaving school or college in 2020 due to COVID-19. Employment prospects for young people aged 16 to 18 have been hit hard as a result of the pandemic, with many of the industries which young people traditionally enter on leaving school amongst the worst affected. This, combined with a lack of vacancies and many redundancies in […]

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  • David Roberts Chairman of Nationwide Building Society talking about his life experiences to students at Hartlepool Sixth Form College. Picture by FRANK REID Copyright: JPIMedia Resell

    Hartlepool students inspired to follow in banking boss’s footsteps

    Students were inspired to achieve great things after the boss of one of the country’s biggest building societies gave a talk to Hartlepool Sixth Form College. Guest lecturer David Roberts, the Chairman of Nationwide Building Society, talked about what he has learned in life, personal experiences and how he got to where he is today. It was aimed at inspiring the students to believe in themselves and encourage them to achieve their life goals. Mr Roberts, who has also held senior positions in Barclays bank and Austria’s second largest retail bank, spoke to a captive audience of students studying Business […]

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  • Michelle Obama On Education and Self-Belief

    Michelle Obama On Education & Self-Belief In December 2018 and to mark the publication of her memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama paid a special visit to students in Islington, London, to talk about empowerment through education and the importance of self-belief.   Resources Age: Key Stages 3 – 5 Subject: PSHE Topic: Self-belief The following activities give KS3-5 students the opportunity to identify and discuss personal barriers both they and others may face, how to overcome these barriers, as well as how to grow in self-belief. The following activities can be used as standalone activities, or used together with the starter and plenary to form a […]

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