Social Mobility: Regional Attainment Gap - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Tyler of Enfield Baroness Tyler of Enfield Liberal Democrat 3:00 pm, 26th February 2019

I thank the Minister for his Answer. The APPG report paints a stark picture of the regional attainment gap between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent counterparts, and shows how areas of low social mobility will worsen unless action is taken. The report recommends redesigning the pupil premium as a social mobility premium, which schools could use to spend on extra pay or other forms of support for teachers in deprived areas. What steps are the Government going to take in these areas?