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Great Britain social the king of mobility wants to focus on ‘small steps’not giant jumps | social mobility

new head of The Social Mobility Commission will call for a move away from fixation with fairy tales from rags to riches of “caretaker” daughter goes to Oxbridge and becomes a leading surgeon” and singles out instead Meaning of “small steps up stairs”.

In her inaugural address as SMC Chair, Katherine Birbalsingh to Appeal for radical rethinking of what kind social mobility means saying it should No just be about opening up elite trails for several. She will be also repeat governments view this extension access university “did not always bring the dividends that were hoped for for”, although more than 80% of sixth graders at the school where she is the director went on to Russell Group Universities last year.

Birbalsingh is expected challenge the story that social mobility is deteriorating, citing the commission’s recent analysis that it says shows occupational mobility remained stable or marginally improved, although she acknowledges that there is less consensus on income, housing and wealth.

Last week, a report by the Sutton Trust, a charity specializing in in social mobility through education, said the prospects for disadvantaged young people post- the pandemic was “gloomy” and post-war dream of do better in life than one parents disappeared.

birbalsingh, who recently there was a topic of documentary “Britain’s Strict Headmistress” will tell viewers in London offices of think tank Policy Exchange that social mobility world too obsessed on a small minority of people from the poor best universities and elite professions.

“We want to move from the thought that social mobility should just be about a “long” upward movement from the bottom up – man who born in family in social housing and become a banker or CEO,” Birbalsingh is expected to say.

Instead she wants to promote social mobility for Wider range of people, who want sometimes improve your life in less steps. “It means looking at how improve opportunities for down – no just laying elite paths for few but thinking of those who otherwise it would be left behind”.

In another echo of government policy this time its alignment up agenda, Birbalsingh is committed to finding ways of creating more capabilities outside London to reduce in need for young people to move to the capital or southeast to get good work and she says no one-Size fits all model of social mobility.

“If a child of parents who were a long time agoterm unemployed or who never worked, gets good Work in their local area isn’t it success worth celebration? Can we really say it doesn’t count social mobility because they are not doctors or lawyers?” she will ask.

Lee Elliot Major, professor of social mobility at the university of Exeter agreed that the improvement social mobility was not just a matter of catapult a few talented people to elite universities. “The most important question concerns children growing up right now, whose education has been devastated by the Covid pandemic, in a world of extension home gaps and rising cost of living,” he said.

“Proof of clear: if no action is taken, prospects for future social mobility is dull.

Birbalsingh is head of Michaela community school in Wembley, where many students from dysfunctional families have gone on visit best universities. Last year 82% of let’s go sixth graders on to leading universities including Cambridge, London School of Economics, St. Andrews and Imperial College.

BUT new interview of 10,000 students held out Institute for Higher Education Policy, found that only 11% would rather do something other than go to university, including 6% who better learn. Near six in 10 (59%) said they were happy with their choice of course and institution.

Among students who thought to quit out34% indicated mental or emotional health, and just 5% said they found in work too difficult. Half of the students surveyed said their degree had prepared them “enough” for life after university, while 18% disagreed.

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