Is ‘Character-building’ the answer to declining Social Mobility?

Is ‘Character-building’ the answer to declining Social Mobility? The Secretary of State for Education seems to think so.  On 7th February the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds unveiled his ‘Five Foundations to build character’ in a speech for the Church of England. The Five Foundations are: Sport, Creativity, Performing, Volunteering & Membership and World of Work….

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New research suggests grammars support social mobility

Grammars boost disadvantaged pupils’ chance of attending top universities compared to non-selective schools, according to new research.  On 10th January, the Higher Education Policy Institute’s (HEPI) publication explained that disadvantaged pupils, especially those of BAME backgrounds, are up to 5 times more likely to attend highly-selective universities such as Oxbridge if they have a selective…

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