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Talented poor ‘miss out on top jobs’

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The I’s Richard Vaughn cites findings from the Class Ceiling report, the APPG on Social Mobility report. Thousands of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face missing out on top careers unless employers start taking account of where they grew up, MPs and peers have warned. A report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has also… Read more »

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The Guardian’s Jessica Elgot’s cites findings from the Class ceiling report, the APPG on Social Mobility report. MPs have called for a ban on unpaid internships, which they say unfairly penalise working-class young people who cannot spend long periods of time working for free to get into their chosen career. More employers should also consider… Read more »

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Paul Hutcheon cited Sutton Trust research in a Sunday Herald piece on access funding in Scotland A QUANGO which funds universities and colleges has cut £5m from a special budget used to fund bursaries for students from deprived backgrounds. The Scottish Funding Council reduced spending in the vital area despite concerns at Holyrood that not enough… Read more »

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What do think tanks do?

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The Economist referenced the Sutton Trust’s ‘do-tank’ model in their explainer on think-tanks.  ‘Yet the world may have reached peak tank. The Pennsylvanian researchers found that in 2014 the number of new tanks declined for the first time in 30 years. One reason is that donors nowadays prefer to make project-specific grants, rather than funnelling… Read more »

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Eleanor Harding quoted our chairman in her Daily Mail coverage of the primary school tests The number of pupils hitting targets for reading, writing and maths is down nearly a third, results from this year’s tougher SATs tests show. Almost 200,000 children are in under-performing primary schools, the data reveals. In total, 665 mainstream English… Read more »

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Migrant kids are thrrriving in 3Rs

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Lynn Davidson in the Sun quoted our chairman Sir Peter Lampl in her coverage of the primary school tests ONE in five primary school children don’t speak English as their first language but half reach the benchmark standard in reading, writing and maths, official figures show. Immigrant pupils also outperform native British kids at maths… Read more »

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The I’s Padraic Flanagan cites findings from our Gaps in Grammar report. Grammar schools are no better for the brightest pupils than good comprehensives, according to new research which casts doubt on the government’s claim that selective education aids social mobility. The Sutton Trust, an education think-tank, is publishing new analysis on entry rates to… Read more »