Invitation to join the next meeting of the SMF Commission on Inequality in Education

The Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) Commission on Inequality in Education is an independent, cross-party initiative which is examining the causes and effects of inequality in education at primary and secondary levels in England and Wales. The commission is chaired by Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP.

We are holding the next meeting of the Commission in Sheffield on Friday 15 April from 14.00-15.30. It will be chaired by Nick Clegg.

During this meeting we will hear from school leaders and education experts in the area and we would be very keen to have you there.

If you are able to attend, or would like further details about this meeting, please email

About the Commission:

The Commission on Inequality in Education takes as its starting point the contention that undeserved inequalities are a barrier to social mobility and result in unfairness. It recognises that there is agreement across the political spectrum that we should be seeking to close the gap between the performance of disadvantaged children and their better of classmates.

The commission comprises three elected politicians from different parties – Nick Clegg (its chair), Conservative MP Suella Fernandes and Labour MP Stephen Kinnock – and two recognised education experts – Sam Freedman of TeachFirst and Dr Rebecca Allen of Education Datalab. They work closely with the SMF’s team of researchers.

We anticipate that the commission’s work will be supported by a number of funders. The commission retains full independence in relation to how it works and its conclusions. It will report its full findings early next year.


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