Commissioning Futures: A Guide for Schools

The Young Foundation has launched a good-practice guide to support schools to more effectively commission innovative services, especially those which aim to tackle educational inequality. Leadership Briefing (141)

Educational inequality is a persistent and entrenched problem in the UK, with a significant attainment gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. For example, a child from the richest 20% of communities is ten times more likely to attend a Russell Group university than a child from the poorest 20% of neighbourhoods. At the same time, schools face a policy context of increasing school autonomy and real-term funding cuts. 

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