Briefing: Social Mobility Commission 2019 annual report and related developments

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
June 26, 2019
Martin Rogers
Issues Covered
  • Assessing social mobility
  • Early years factors: workforce and qualifications; pay; 30-hour childcare offer; home learning environment
  • Elitist Britain 2019
  • Further Education ad Apprenticeships
  • Schools: Accountability; DfE metrics; Ofsted inspection; School funding pressures; Independent schools
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Health, public health, adult social care, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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The report ‘lays bare the stark fact that social mobility has stagnated over the last four years at virtually all stages from birth to work’ focusing on local authorities’ work in early years and schools as well as further education and apprenticeships, higher education and working lives.

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