Support our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

From Sunday 26th September for a week onwards, the Social Mobility Foundation is lucky enough to be the chosen charity for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal. Friend, supporter and former trustee, Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, will be appealing to Radio 4 listeners to donate to the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) at 07:55 and […]

The Black Student Advisory Group (BSAG)

The BSAG is a forum for Black students on the Aspiring Professionals Programme to speak, be heard, and create change within the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF). – The Group is aimed at 16-18-year-old Black students on our Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP). This includes students of Black African, Black Caribbean and Mixed Ethnic Origin.   The […]

CEO responds to exam results

Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation and Department for Opportunities, said: We are increasingly concerned about the implications of this year’s exam results for disadvantaged young people. Despite Ofqual’s statement that the A-Level attainment gap had remained stable, the data released thereafter told a starkly different story.[1] The record number of high grades […]

CEO Sarah Atkinson responds to State of the Nation report

Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation & Department for Opportunities, responds to the Social Mobility Commission’s ‘State of the Nation’ report. Sarah said: The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation report confirms that the pandemic has been catastrophic for social mobility. The message to government, educators and employers – which we wholeheartedly […]

CEO Sarah Atkinson Responds to the Queen’s Speech

We have long argued that the government’s levelling-up agenda must prioritise people and skills – not just infrastructure. So while the ‘lifetime skills guarantee’ in the Queen’s Speech is a welcome step in the right direction, targeted support is needed at a much earlier age. The pandemic has wiped out a decade of progress in […]

Top 75 UK employers for social mobility revealed

*Top 75 UK dominated by Law 36%, the Public sector 25% and Financial services 13% – PwC ranked No 1 employer * *Index results come amidst 1 million young people being out of work due to Covid-19 Today, the Top 75 UK employers in 2020 who have taken the most action on social mobility in […]

Submission to the Education Select Committee

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP Chair, Education Select Committee House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 28 August 2020   Dear Mr Halfon Summer exam results and next steps for students I write ahead of the Committee’s hearing next week with representatives from Ofqual, and later in the month with the Secretary of State for Education, […]

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