Social mobility and attainment – what can Middle Leaders do?

Social mobility and attainment – what can Middle Leaders do?

What teachers and schools can do to help

In the UK today, there are areas where a staggering one in six children are currently living in poverty (Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission).

05 June 2017/Number of views (1709)/Comments (0)/
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Apply for the Teaching Leaders programme

Apply for the Teaching Leaders programme

Leadership development that changes lives.

Ambition School Leadership's teaching leaders programme has been created to enhance and accelerate your professional development, improve pupil outcomes in the key areas of reading, writing and maths and close achievement gaps for disadvantaged children.

17 January 2017/Number of views (3997)/Comments (0)/
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Research round up 10 January 2017

Research round up 10 January 2017

A summary of recent education research

Here are details of education research reports released in the last few weeks.   

09 January 2017/Number of views (2320)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Applications for 2017 Social Mobility Foundation programmes now open

Applications for 2017 Social Mobility Foundation programmes now open

Helping high achieving young people progress to university and secure graduate jobs

The Social Mobility Foundation runs completely free of charge programmes featuring mentoring, internships with top companies, university application support, as well as professional development and skills workshops for high achieving young people across the UK.

06 December 2016/Number of views (3043)/Comments (0)/
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Research round-up 29 November 2016

Research round-up 29 November 2016

A summary of research findings from the last week

Please find for your interest, details of research reports released in the last week.

29 November 2016/Number of views (2685)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
To boost exam grades, we need the right investment at the right time, says NAHT

To boost exam grades, we need the right investment at the right time, says NAHT

"It’s too late to talk about narrowing the gap at 11; social disadvantage must be tackled so much earlier if the government is serious about improving social mobility."

16 November 2016/Number of views (2222)/Comments (0)/
NAHT and NAHT Edge support call for increased funding for early years

NAHT and NAHT Edge support call for increased funding for early years

Responding to Save the Children report into nursery teachers

"As this Save the Children report proves, nursery schools achieve their fantastic results by employing more highly qualified staff"

01 November 2016/Number of views (5220)/Comments (0)/
‘Glass floor’ protecting the less able, better-off children from falling down the social ladder

‘Glass floor’ protecting the less able, better-off children from falling down the social ladder

Less able, better-off children are more likely to become high earners than their bright poor peers

Middle-class families are ‘hoarding the best opportunities’ and creating a ‘glass floor’, which protects their children from downward mobility and makes it harder for able children from less advantaged backgrounds to succeed, says the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

03 August 2015/Number of views (6686)/Comments (0)/
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Research round-up

Research round-up

Reports on social mobility and belief in schools

Elite firms are systematically excluding bright working-class applicants from their workforce, reveals the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

23 June 2015/Number of views (5759)/Comments (0)/
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Helping students from low-income backgrounds access the top universities and professions

Helping students from low-income backgrounds access the top universities and professions

Applications are now open, so encourage your students to apply

The Social Mobility Foundation’s free of charge programmes provide support and guidance to high-achieving year 12 students from less privileged backgrounds so they can access some of the top universities and professions.

31 October 2014/Number of views (5726)/Comments (0)/
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Comment on the state of the nation report

Comment on the state of the nation report

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission points to a failure by politicians to solve problems faced by children from disadvantage backgrounds

Louis Coiffait of NAHT Edge, a new section of NAHT for aspiring school leaders said:

“Working in schools with children from disadvantaged backgrounds is a real challenge. The report recommends that teachers who take up this challenge should be rewarded with higher pay. We know that good teaching makes the greatest difference to children from poorer backgrounds, so this is an interesting idea. A good first step would be a fair national funding formula and clarity that the pupil premium could be spent in this way.

20 October 2014/Number of views (5732)/Comments (0)/
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