Conservative Education Manifesto: ‘Levelling the playing field; raising expectations’

“The greatest injustice in Britain today is that your life is still largely determined not by your efforts and talents but by where you come from, who your parents are and what schools you attend” Conservative Party Manifesto, 2017 With an expectation that 90 per cent of pupils will take the EBacc by 2025, whilst … More Conservative Education Manifesto: ‘Levelling the playing field; raising expectations’

The pupil premium is not having the impact needed to give poor kids the best possible start in life

The scale of social inequality in Britain impedes social mobility because the poorest in society are so disadvantaged from the outset, whilst the richest are so advantaged. Social inequality is therefore problematic for the current government’s stated vision of a ‘One Nation’ Britain where opportunities “are not dependent on the family you were born into, the … More The pupil premium is not having the impact needed to give poor kids the best possible start in life