• T-levels implementation should be delayed again, says chair of social mobility commission

    Dame Martina Milburn has called for the rollout of T-levels to be delayed for a year. While giving evidence at an education select committee hearing on Tuesday, the chair of the social mobility commission (SMC) said she agreed with Jonathan Slater’s request to postpone the implementation until 2021. She added that she was disappointed when

    17.29 Jun. 19th, 2019 | News

  • Social Mobility Commission report warns of ‘virtuous’ and ‘vicious’ cycle of adult learning

    The poorest adults with the lowest qualifications are the least likely to access training despite needing it the most, according to new Social Mobility Commission research, which has warned of a “virtuous and vicious cycle of learning”. ‘The adult skills gap: is falling investment in UK adults stalling social mobility?’, released today, looked at participation

    0.01 Jan. 29th, 2019 | News

  • 'Preferred' Social Mobility Commission chair wants 'complete overhaul' of FE

    The government’s preferred candidate to chair the Social Mobility Commission has told MPs that the FE sector needs a “complete overhaul”, and reviewing vocational education would be one of her key priorities. Dame Martina Milburn appeared before the education select committee this morning. She made it clear that she is not impressed with the FE

    12.04 Jul. 11th, 2018 | News