Campaign for Learning joins organisations to launch landmark bid to end education inequality

The Campaign for Learning is proud to be part of The Fair Education Alliance – a coalition committed to closing the achievement gap between young people from our poorest communities and their wealthier peers.

Download: Will we ever have a Fair Education for All? The Fair Education Alliance Report Card 2014

The Fair Education Alliance is a new coalition for change in education comprising 25 of the UK’s leading organisations. Its aim is to work towards ending the persistent achievement gap between young people from our poorest communities and their wealthier peers. Committed to this common goal, the Alliance will both work collectively to find long term solutions to address educational inequality, as well as annually monitor the progress made to narrow the gap.

Sharing a platform for the first time today at The Sunday Times Festival of Education, the alliance will unveil the five Fair Education Impact Goals. Created after consultation with over 1,700 teachers and leading experts, charities, businesses and teachers, the goals follow the educational journey of a child:

1. Narrow the gap in literacy and numeracy at primary school

2. Narrow the gap in GCSE attainment at secondary school

3. Ensure young people develop key strengths, including resilience and wellbeing, to support high aspirations

4. Narrow the gap in the proportion of young people taking part in further education or employment-based training after finishing their GCSEs

5. Narrow the gap in university graduation, including from the 25% most selective universities, by 8%

From Teach First and the National Association of Head Teachers, to children’s charities such as Save the Children and Barnardo’s, and business organisations such as BITC and CBI; this is the first time such a diverse range of organisations have come together to work towards tackling this problem.

The list of organisations involved are:

Achievement for All
Business in the Community
Campaign for Learning
City Year
Debate Mate
Enabling Enterprise
Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
Family Links
Mulberry Schools
National Association of Head Teachers
National Children’s Bureau
National Literacy Trust
National Numeracy
RE:generate Trust
Save the Children
Teaching Awards
Teach First
The Prince’s Trust
Whole Education

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20 June 2014

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