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Social Mobility Committee - timeline

Follow the Social Mobility Committee's timeline here. Links to individual oral evidence sessions and transcripts are below.

The Committee was appointed on 11 June 2015 to consider social mobility in the transition from school to work. A call for evidence was published on 27 July 2015. The deadline for written submissions was 1 October 2015.

The Committee published a questionnaire for young people aged 14-24 on 27 July 2015. The deadline for responses was 16 October 2015.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

The Committee met in private.

Wednesday 1 July 2015

The Committee held a private briefing seminar.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

The Committee visited a local secondary school.

Tuesday 24 November 2015

The Committee visited Derby.  

Wednesday 16 December 2015

The Committee met in private.  

Wednesday 24 February 2016

The Committee met in private.  

Wednesday 9 March 2016

The Committee met in private.  

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Watch the Wednesday 8 July evidence session
Read the Wednesday 8 July transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 8 July transcript (Panel 2)

At 11:05am

  • Juliet Chua, Director Post-16 and Disadvantage Group, Department for Education
  • Andrew Battarbee, Deputy Director, Vocational Education Strategy, Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • Peter Clark, Head of the Participation and Careers Unit, Department for Education
  • Oliver Newton, Head of the Apprenticeship Growth, Strategy and Legislation Team, Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

At 12:00pm

  • Dr Claire Crawford, Research Fellow at the Institute of Fiscal Studies
  • Dr Abigail McKnight, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics
  • Moira McKerracher, Deputy Director, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Watch the Wednesday 15 July evidence session
Read the Wednesday 15 July transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 15 July transcript (Panel 2)

At 11:05am

  • The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg, Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with responsibility for social mobility in the 2010 Government

At 11:50am

  • Professor Andy Green, Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and  Societies
  • Professor Paul Gregg, University of Bath
  • Professor Ken Roberts, University of Liverpool

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Watch the Wednesday 22 July evidence session
Read the Wednesday 22 July transcript

At 11:05am

  • Ralph Scott, Senior Researcher, Demos
  • Alex Burghart, Director of Policy, Centre for Social Justice
  • Spencer Thompson, Senior Economic Analyst, Institute for Public Policy Research

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Watch the Wednesday 14 October session
Read the Wednesday 14 October transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 14 October transcript (Panel 2)

At 10:30am

  • Nick Chambers, Director, Education and Employers Taskforce
  • Professor Ewart Keep, University of Oxford
  • Dr Peter Grant, Senior Fellow, Cass Business School

At 11:30am

  • Neil Carberry, Director for Employment and Skills, Confederation of British Industry
  • Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte
  • Tanith Dodge, Director of HR, Marks and Spencer
  • Tony Moloney, Manager, Education and Skills, National Grid

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Watch the Wednesday 21 October session
Read the Wednesday 21 October transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 21 October transcript (Panel 2)

At 10:35am

  • Alice Memminger, Chief Executive, UpRising
  • David Pollard, Chairman for Education, Skills and Business Support, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Anne Spackman, Executive Director, Career Ready

At 11:35am

  • James Magowan, Business Director (East of England), Tomorrow’s People
  • Sam Monaghan, Executive Director of Children’s Services, Barnardo’s
  • Maggie Walker, CEO, ASDAN

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Watch the Wednesday 28 October session
Read the Wednesday 28 October transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 28 October transcript (Panel 2)

At 10:35am

  • Pat Brennan-Barrett, Principal of Northampton College, Association of Colleges
  • Malcolm Trobe, Deputy General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders

At 11:35am

  • David Nicoll, Director, Studio Schools Trust
  • Charles Parker, Chief Executive, Baker Dearing Educational Trust (University Technical Colleges)

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Watch the Wednesday 11 November session
Read the Wednesday 11 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 11 November transcript (Panel 2)

At 10:35am

  • Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Ofsted
  • Matthew Coffey, Chief Operating Officer, Ofsted

At 11:35am

  • Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive, Southampton Council
  • Yolande Burgess, Strategy Director, London Councils
  • Theresa Grant, Chief Executive, Trafford Council
  • Andrew Hodgson, Vice Chair of North East LEP Board, and North East LEP Employment and Skills Board

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Watch the Wednesday 18 November session
Read the Wednesday 18 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 18 November transcript (Panel 2)

At 10:35am

  • Professor Baroness Alison Wolf of Dulwich CBE, author of the Review of Vocational Education - the Wolf Report

At 11:35am 

  • Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
  • Professor Sandra McNally, Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research, LSE
  • Dr Stefan Speckesser, Chief Economist at the Institute for Employment Studies, LSE

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Watch the Wednesday 25 November session
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At 10:35am

  • Claire Keane, Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Watch the Wednesday 2 December session
Read the Wednesday 2 December transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Wednesday 2 December transcript (Panel 2)

At 10:35am

  • The Rt Hon Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission
  • Jack Feintuck, Head of Policy, Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission

At 11:35am

  • Professor Ann Hodgson, Professor of Post-Compulsory Education and Co-Director Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education
  • Professor Kevin Orr, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Watch the Wednesday 9 December session
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At 10:35am

  • The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education
  • Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills

The report of the Select Committee on Social Mobility was published on 8 April 2016.

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