Opinion

Analysis by think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found that a third of all jobs - 10 million across the UK - are at risk of being lost to automation over the next 20 years.

Election will determine children's future

By Kathy Evans |

04 May 2017

It may be a "snap" general election, but it would be a stretch to describe it as a shock - many people had expected one to follow even more swiftly from the political upheavals of last summer.

Social mobility and selection do not mix

By John Freeman |

04 May 2017

Hard on the heels of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report The State of Child Health, which showed the strong links between poverty and poor health outcomes, the Social Mobility Commission has done the same for education with low-income pupils' progress at secondary school.

School inclusion best for struggling pupils

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

Department for Education data shows permanent exclusions in state-funded schools rose from 4,950 to 5,800 in 2014/15.

Creating a country that works for all children

By Anna Feuchtwang |

11 April 2017

When Theresa May became Prime Minister she promised that the UK would be a "country that works for everyone". It's a wonderful and bold aspiration.

Improvement must be a mutual endeavour

By Howard Williamson |

11 April 2017

A new Centre for Social Justice report promotes a "Housing First" strategy for rough sleepers.

I don't often do more than skim the sports pages, and rarely is there anything of more than passing interest, but a recent article about research on the risks for young people in football caught my attention.

Life skills matter. Just ask the 11,000 or so young people who just voted in our Youth Cabinet elections.

As she stood on the steps of Number 10, the Prime Minister promised to address the huge issues of inequality in our country.

Be bold and make youth custody education-focused

By Howard Williamson |

14 March 2017

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has, in recent weeks, made a sweeping range of decisions in relation to the prison system.