Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, announced today the appointment of Julie Randles as Director of Programmes and Partnerships at the Sutton Trust.

Julie joins the Trust from Save The Children, where she was Head of the award-winning early-intervention programme Families and Schools Together (FAST). She will oversee the delivery of all the Trust’s programmes which address educational inequality from the early years through to access to university and the professions.

Julie succeeds James Turner who will take up a secondment as Deputy Chief Executive of the Trust’s sister charity, the Education Endowment Foundation. James has been with the Trust for over a decade: during this time he has overseen a large expansion in the scope and reach of its programmes.

Both appointments will take effect from early August.

Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said today:

“I am delighted that Julie will be joining our team and bringing her impressive experience to the Sutton Trust. She joins us at an exciting time for our programmes, which now help thousands of non-privileged young people each year. I look forward to working with her.”

For further information please contact Hilary Cornwell at the Sutton Trust / Education Endowment Foundation on 020 7802 1660.

NOTES TO EDITORS: 1. The Sutton Trust is a foundation set up in 1997, dedicated to improving social mobility through education. It has published over 150 research studies and funded and evaluated programmes that have helped hundreds of thousands of young people of all ages, from early years through to access to the professions. 2. The Education Endowment Foundation is a charity set up in 2011 by the Sutton Trust as lead foundation in partnership with Impetus Trust, with a Department for Education grant of £125m. It is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. Since its launch the EEF has awarded £57 million to 100 projects working with over 620,000 pupils in over 4,900 schools across England.

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