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Learn Without Limits

Too many young people are being held back from achieving their potential, unable to get the skills that they need to achieve what they want with their lives.

澳门王中王论坛’s new campaign is calling on the Government to remove barriers to education for disadvantaged 16-19 year olds so they can Learn Without Limits.

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One in five young people will not achieve the equivalent of five good GCSEs by the age of 19. Find out why we need to act now.

What needs to happen?

To ensure every young person, no matter their background, can achieve their potential. We want to see:

1. A Pupil Premium Plus: an extension of the extra funding given to disadvantaged pupils (Pupil Premium), to 16鈥19-year-olds.

2. A guaranteed range of high-quality, employer endorsed vocational or technical qualifications at Level 2 and below.

3. A Digital Inclusion Guarantee to close the digital divide, incorporating the guarantee of data and devices for all young people; digitally enabling staff at education providers, and ensuring all providers digital infrastructure can cater for online learning.

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Illustration of a young man
I was actually quite bright when I was in primary school. I got quite good grades, but then they slipped when I went to high school. I didn鈥檛 have someone that could push me in a different direction when I was doing bad.
Read Adam鈥檚 story here

Learn Without Limits blog series

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Sam Tuckett

Senior Researcher, EPI

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Sam Tuckett

Senior Researcher, EPI

The 16-19 disadvantage gap shows where targeted support is needed.

Policy focus on the attainment gap between those from economically deprived backgrounds and their peers has traditionally focused on children up until the age they take their GCSEs.

Read Sam’s full bog here

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James Turner

CEO, The Sutton Trust

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James Turner

CEO, The Sutton Trust

The Pupil Premium: A potentially transformative policy.

Since its introduction in 2010, the pupil premium has helped sharpen the focus on improving outcomes for the most disadvantaged pupils.

Read James’ full blog here

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Kirstie Donnelly MBE

Group Chief Executive, City & Guilds

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Kirstie Donnelly MBE

Group Chief Executive, City & Guilds

The importance of Level 2 and below qualifications in giving life chances to all.

As we look back over the devastation the pandemic has wreaked on many young people鈥檚 educational careers over the last two years, it鈥檚 clear that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have been the most adversely affected.

Read Kirstie’s full blog here

 

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Jane Hickie

Chief Executive, aelp

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Jane Hickie

Chief Executive, aelp

Apprenticeships and the impact on social mobility.

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on apprenticeships.聽While the pandemic did not create inequalities, it has certainly exacerbated them.

Read Jane’s full blog here

 

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Grace Breen

Senior Policy Manager, Prince's Trust

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Grace Breen

Senior Policy Manager, Prince's Trust

The importance of education recovery for post-16 learners

As the new school year starts, many young people will be taking their next step on their academic journey 鈥 moving into college or starting an apprenticeship.

Read Grace’s full blog here

 

Sam Julius

Head of Influence and Communications, Clinks

Sam Julius

Head of Influence and Communications, Clinks

Why we need a Pupil Premium Plus.

Introduced in 2011 by the Coalition Government, it is a grant paid to schools to help reduce the attainment gap for disadvantaged school-age children. It is an existing policy lever that can be pulled by extending the funding into post-16 settings at the upcoming spending review. A Pupil Premium Plus (PP+).

Read Sam’s full blog here

Video: Help us Protect Level 2

Level 2 vocational courses (equivalent to GCSE) give young people a stepping stone towards higher-level qualifications, higher education or directly into employment.