***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
At this conference, stakeholder and policymakers will examine the next steps for improving social mobility in England - focusing on the Opportunity Areas programme, tackling regional inequality affecting young people and the roles of education and business.
It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss priorities for policy as the new government pursues its levelling up and regional investment agenda:
- following Government commitments in the Budget to invest £1.5bn in further education and £2.5bn to establish a new National Skills Fund, and
- with the added severe economic pressures that will result from the COVID 19 epidemic.
Delegates will also hear from Sasha Morgan, Director of the Social Mobility Secretariat, Social Mobility Commission - following the expected publication of the Commission’s latest State of the Nation report.
Key areas for discussion:
- Next steps for the Opportunity Areas programme - and its record so far in fulfilling its aims of developing the knowledge and skills of young people in the 12 identified areas of greatest need;
- Key relationships - between universities, schools and business;
- Schools and the early years sector - how they can best support improved outcomes for disadvantaged children;
- Best practice - including examples and discussion on how it can be built upon, as well as alternative approaches to improving social mobility; and
- Policy priorities going forward - as the government pursues its levelling up and regional investment agenda.
- The State of the Nation - analysing the current landscape of social mobility;
- Creating new ways to tackle inequalities among young people - the role of employers, widening access to university and developing solutions to retaining young people within a particular region;
- The role of education in enhancing social mobility for young people - best practice in the use of current provision, and developing community-led approaches and partnerships both in and outside of the classroom; and
- The Opportunity Areas Programme - impact so far and next steps for creating sustainable improvements in outcomes for young people.
Policy officials attending
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Particularly this one. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords, and officials from the Cities & Local Growth Unit; Department for Education; Government of Equalities Office; HM Revenue & Customs; Home Office; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Justice; National Audit Office; Office of Government Property and Ofsted.
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