It’s Time to Give Credence to Non-Academic Career Routes

Professor Sonia Blandford is Founder and CEO of Achievement for All and one of the UK’s leading practitioners of education.  Sonia is passionate about raising the aspirations and improving the attainment of all children and young people regardless of their background or needs. In 2016, she was named on Debrett’s list of the Top 500 Most Influential People in the UK.

In recent years we have seen a big focus in education on the development of social and emotional skills and their importance for the achievement of outcomes beyond school. And as we start a new year, I reflect again on the centrality of skill development in building a ladder of opportunity that everyone can get on. 

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