Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential

Vulnerable children, including those in care and those with SEND are particularly likely to underperform at school. This DfE report recognises the extra help these children need and pledges a review of the ‘children in need’ system. Leadership Briefing 12.05 (137)

The social mobility strategy provides a focus on closing the education gap between rich and poor children. However, it will be a challenge for the Government to deliver a step change in social mobility in the face of on-going cuts to benefits and public services, and the projected dramatic rise in child poverty over the next five years. To be effective, this strategy must form part of a wider cross-Government commitment to a country that works for all children.

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