Social mobility 2017

About the Summit

Our Social Mobility Summit on 12th July 2017 brought together leading policy-makers, academics and practitioners to discuss the state of social mobility in the UK and future developments. Read the event report HERE and join in the conversation at #socialmobility2017.

Opening

Sir Peter Lampl – Sir Peter Lampl is acknowledged to be the UK’s leading educational philanthropist. He founded the Sutton Trust in 1997 to improve social mobility through education and remains the Trust’s chairman.

WATCH SIR PETER LAMPL’S VIDEO

Keynote Speaker

Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education

READ JUSTINE GREENING’S SPEECH

WATCH JUSTINE GREENING’S SPEECH

What the polling says

Presentation of new research

VIEW IAN WALSH’S SLIDES

WATCH IAN WALSH’S VIDEO

READ THE BCG REPORT

Helen Jenkins, Managing Partner, Oxera

VIEW HELEN JENKINS’ SLIDES

WATCH HELEN JENKINS’ VIDEO

READ THE OXERA REPORT

Chair: Conor Ryan, Research and Communications Director, The Sutton Trust

Social mobility over time

Professor Stephen Machin, London School of Economics

VIEW STEPHEN MACHIN’S SLIDES

Professor John Goldthorpe, University of Oxford

Professor Selina Todd, University of Oxford

Professor Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge

Chair: Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive, The Sutton Trust

WATCH VIDEO OF SESSION (PART 1)

WATCH VIDEO OF SESSION (PART 2)

WATCH VIDEO OF Q AND A

What next for UK social mobility

Naomi Eisenstadt, Independent Adviser on Poverty, Scottish Government

Professor Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education

Emran Mian, Director of Strategy and Social Mobility, Department for Education

Sir Michael Wilkins, Founding Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Chair: Baroness Claire Tyler, Co-chair, APPG on Social Mobility

WATCH VIDEO OF SESSION

WATCH VIDEO OF Q and A

Presentations and Reports

Photos and videos from the Summit

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Featured Speakers

Sir Peter Lampl
Sir Peter LamplChairman, Sutton Trust
Rt Hon Justine Greening
Rt Hon Justine GreeningMP, Secretary of State for Education
Ben Page
Ben PageChief Executive, Ipsos Mori
Ian Walsh
Ian WalshManaging Director, BCG
Helen Jenkins
Helen JenkinsManaging Partner, Oxera
Conor Ryan
Conor RyanSutton Trust
Professor John Goldthorpe
Professor John GoldthorpeUniversity of Oxford
Professor Stephen Machin
Professor Stephen MachinLondon School of Economics
Professor Selina Todd
Professor Selina ToddUniversity of Oxford
Professor Anna Vignoles
Professor Anna VignolesUniversity of Cambridge
Dr Lee Elliot Major
Dr Lee Elliot MajorChief Executive, Sutton Trust
Naomi Eisenstadt
Naomi EisenstadtIndependent Adviser on poverty, Scottish Government
Professor Becky Francis
Professor Becky FrancisDirector, UCL Institute of Education
Emran Mian
Emran MianDirector for Strategy and Social Mobility, Department for Education
Sir Michael Wilkins
Sir Michael WilkinsFounding Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust
Baroness Claire Tyler
Baroness Claire TylerCo-chair, APPG on Social Mobilty

Media Coverage, press releases and blogs

The Social Mobility 2017 summit received considerable media coverage. Where online links are available, they are below. The summit reports were also covered in print in the Daily Mirror, Metro and The Scotsman, with Press Association coverage of the reports also used by local newspapers including the Eastern Daily Press, East Anglia Daily Times, Basildon Echo, Aberdeen Evening Express, Colchester Gazette. Press Association coverage of Justine Greening’s speech was used in print by the Western Morning News, Norwich Evening News, Blackpool Gazette, Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Eastern Daily Press and the Somerset County Gazette. Broadcast coverage included Sky News TV and syndicated radio bulletins to dozens of local stations, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Scotland, Talk Radio and BBC Radio London.

Special interview: Minister speaks to FE Week about careers strategy (FE Week)

Will Justine Greening’s social mobility action plan answer education policy’s many outstanding questions (TES)

Boosting social mobility to western European average could raise GDP by £39 billion or £590 per person (Press release)

Social mobility summit blog  (Julie Henry)

Justine Greening: We should not accept Britain as it has been (DFE press release)

Poorest workers hardest hit by strong arm of robotics (Financial Times) (£)

Ayesha Harzarika: New artificial intelligence will favour — who else? — but the affluent classes (Evening Standard)

Rise in robots is putting social mobility at risk, report warns (Independent)

Half of us fear youngsters face bleak future (Daily Mail)

Rise of robots could cost 15 million UK jobs and will ‘break the social ladder‘ (Mail Online)

Tom Cheshire: Sky Views – I’m training the machines to win (Sky News)

‘Growing uncertainty’ over prospects for young people (BBC News)

Greening announces ‘evidence champion’ for schools (BBC News)

Most Britons believe that success is down to who you know (The Times) (£)

Greening becomes third government minister to launch ‘careers strategy’ (Schools Week)

Sir Kevan Collins appointed ‘evidence champion’ for social mobility ‘cold spots (TES)

£2.2m for 11 new research schools takes total to 22 (Schools Week)

Public ranks comprehensive schools as best for social mobility (Schools Week)

Greening wants departure from ‘punitive intervention’ in struggling schools (Schools Week)

Greening signals less ‘punitive’ approach towards struggling schools (TES)

Public overwhelmingly backs comprehensives over grammar schools to improve social mobility (TES)

Justine Greening: Labour’s free tuition plan ‘threat to access’ (Times Higher)

Faith in youth’s chances is fading: poll (Morning Star)

Robots set to divide British society, report warns (RT)

Responses to summit research from ATL and Baker Dearing Trust 

Justine Greening urges Tories to ‘listen to the voices’ of new voters (AOL UK)

Could robots replace human workers? (Sky News TV Coverage)

New efforts launched to tackle social mobility through education (Teaching Personnel)

Education Secretary unveils schemes to tackle social mobility (FE News)

Is the Tory Education Secretary Really a Social Mobility Champion? (Vice UK)

Education has ‘done nothing’ to improve social mobility (Schools Week)

`Finally, a secretary of state who genuinely engages with the profession ? now let’s work together’ (TES)

Contact with the world of work should start early
(Financial Times)

Fenland schools welcome new government initiative to tackle social mobility in the district with help of government funding (Fenland Citizen)

Help teachers in poorer areas with housing costs, says report (Press Association)

We need a new approach to social mobility (NAHT)

In the news: 14 July 2017 (UCU Website)

Labour’s ‘NHS for education’ is an idea whose time has come (Guardian)

Social mobility improvements could add £170 billion to UK economy (Consultancy UK)

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