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Fulfilling its potential? How well does the careers information, advice and guidance serve the people it is meant to support in England?

This report examines school leavers and adult learners’ experiences of careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) in England. Drawing on focus groups with school leavers, adult learners and parents, plus discussions with experts and practitioners, it presents new evidence on the way that people engage with IAG. The report makes policy recommendations in order to increase the personalisation, accountability, and accessibility of IAG.
Published: 01 April 2022
Author(s): Niamh O Regan, Aveek Bhattacharya
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The education divide is about disrespect: why it matters and what graduates should do about it

Disrespect causes disruption – Decision-makers and people with influence urgently need to address the deficit in respect between graduates and those without a degree, recognising that the emphasis on high-level...
Published: 21 September 2021
Author: Rt Hon Stowell of Beeston
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A matter of perspective? Outlook inequality and its impact on young people

This report explores young people’s “outlook” in the UK, the role of outlook in shaping life outcomes, and how policy can respond in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 07 July 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya
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(Adult) education, education, education

This report explores the role that adult education does and could play in improving the labour market outcomes of low-income households. It draws on desk research, quantitative analysis and in-depth interviews with both participants and non-participants in adult education from low-income households, and provides a series of policy considerations
Published: 12 November 2020
Author(s): Aveek Bhattacharya, Scott Corfe, Amy Norman
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The Next London Challenge

This report explores the employment outcomes of disadvantaged Londoners – focusing on the extent to which disadvantaged Londoners can translate their better-than-average education attainment into successful careers.
Published: 25 November 2019
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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Commission on Inequality in Education

This report reviews the evidence on inequality in education across time and observes how little it has changed, and in some cases how the situation has actually worsened over time.
Published: 13 July 2017
Author(s): Rt Hon Nick Clegg, Rebecca Allen, Suella Braverman MP, Sam Freedman, Stephen Kinnock MP
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Family Matters: The role of parents in children’s educational attainment

This is the fourth research paper produced by the SMF’s cross-party Commission on Inequality in Education.
Published: 10 November 2016
Author: Emran Mian
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Social inequalities in access to teachers

This second briefing from the SMF's Commission on Inequality in Education examines whether lower income communities are more likely to have access to less experience and qualified teachers.
Published: 28 April 2016
Author(s): Rebecca Allen, Emran Mian, Sam Freedman
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Educational inequalities in England and Wales

This briefing pack accompanies the launch of the SMF's new Commission on Inequality in Education, chaired by Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, and contains the initial findings of the commission.
Published: 12 January 2016
Author: Nida Broughton
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