We organised a major summit to look at social mobility today and in the future on 12 July, 2017. Speakers included the Education Secretary, Justine Greening as well as leading academics and policymakers. New polling and research were commissioned for the event.
On 12 July 2016, the Sutton Trust held an Academies summit in partnership with the Education Policy Institute and Kings College London. The summit brought together key players from the government and education sector, together with other policy makers and academics to evaluate and reflect on the academies programme.
On 9th March 2016, the Sutton Trust, in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, held a Best in Class Summit bringing together leading policy-makers, academics and the teaching profession.
The Sutton Trust hosted its first annual Post-16 Teachers’ Widening Participation conference on 25th January 2016. The conference brought together members of Senior Leadership, Heads of Sixth Form and UCAS coordinators working in challenging state schools across the UK, as well as a number of representatives from leading universities.
The Pupil Premium Summit, jointly organised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Sutton Trust, brought together leading policy-makers, academics and the teaching profession on 1 July 2015 to discuss how best to improve attainment for disadvantaged pupils, closing the gap between them and their peers.
On 3rd and 4th November 2014 the Sutton Trust held an international summit on teacher effectiveness and development, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Held in Washington DC, the summit brought together 80 school leaders and teachers from a range of countries including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Holland, Singapore and Hong Kong.
In July 2014, the Higher Ambitions summit organised in partnership with Pearson explored approaches to apprenticeships and vocational education in the UK and abroad, and the ways in which we can work together to ensure that more young people in England are given the opportunity to gain high quality vocational, professional and technical qualifications and training that equip them with the skills needed by British businesses.
On the 13-14th November 2013, The Sutton Trust hosted an international summit on advancing access and admissions to leading universities. It aimed to provide an opportunity for leading practitioners and admissions officers from some of the world’s top universities to discuss the best approaches to admitting able students from low and middle income families. The objectives of the summit were to highlight continuing disparities in access to elite universities, and to share ideas on how best to overcome them.