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, […]

Social Mobility Foundation: A-level results will shine a light on the inequality that lies at the heart of our education system

Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s A-level results Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation which coaches thousands of high attaining young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into elite universities every year, said: “These results will shine a light on the inequality that lies at the heart of our education system. There are bright young people the […]

Reverse Dress-Down Day – Support the work of the SMF

Wear business attire and donate to help the Social Mobility Foundation support disadvantaged young people. Disadvantaged students and their futures are set to be disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our campaign arm, the Department for Opportunities, recently published a YouGov poll which demonstrates that, while at home due to school closures, students from low income families are significantly […]

An update from our CEO on the SMF response to coronavirus

Today marks three months since I joined the Social Mobility Foundation. Events haven’t exactly followed my 100 day plan, but I’m enormously proud of the way that the team I joined so recently has responded to the impact of coronavirus on our organisation and our core programme. We have been so grateful for the support […]

Social Mobility Foundation response to coronavirus

Following the updated government advice for businesses and individuals, the Social Mobility Foundation has made some changes to the way we are operating. All our face to face activity with students across the UK has been postponed until 30th April. This affects student events, university visits and residentials, work placements, and mentor/mentee meet ups. We […]

Department for Opportunities launched

Today, SMF is launching its new campaigning arm, the Department for Opportunities. The aim of the new Department for Opportunities (DO) is to mobilise a coalition of the willing – including employers, communities, charities, councils, schools, colleges and universities – to take action within their spheres of influence to improve social mobility. DO’s focus will […]

SMF appoints new CEO

The trustees of the Social Mobility Foundation are pleased to announce that they have appointed Sarah Atkinson to be David Johnston’s successor as CEO of the SMF. It follows David’s announcement in June that he would stand down at the end of 2019 after 10 years as CEO. Sarah will join from the Charity Commission, […]

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