Results 1–20 of 41 for social mobility speaker:David Evennett

Social Mobility (21 Mar 2023)

David Evennett: ...national approach to get the very best for all of our people, so that they can progress to what they want to and really can be. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered social mobility. Sitting adjourned.

Social Mobility (21 Mar 2023)

David Evennett: I beg to move, That this House has considered social mobility. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson, and to be able to raise the important issue of social mobility. I am absolutely delighted to see that the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Sussex (Mims Davies), will respond to the debate. This matter has interested...

Social Mobility (21 Mar 2023)

David Evennett: ...and universities, as well as businesses and industries that invest in their staff and help them to advance in their careers. I recognise that education alone will not be enough to transform social mobility; nor are the Government’s actions alone. As we continue our recovery from covid, the Government are spending record sums on apprenticeships, which play a key role in boosting social...

Social Mobility (21 Mar 2023)

David Evennett: .... Businesses should look to partner schools or colleges in their local area to provide more careers advice, work experience and support to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. This would improve social mobility and help to ensure that pupils obtain the skills necessary to succeed in the world of work. All children must be nurtured, valued, enthused and inspired by their schools, and...

Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill (27 Feb 2023)

David Evennett: ...of their background or the lack of opportunity they had at school or college. People in established careers should also have an equal opportunity to pursue further studies. As a product of social mobility—like many colleagues on both sides of the Chamber—I am a firm believer that access to education should be fair and available to all who choose to look for and pursue it. The loan will...

Southeastern Railway Timetable Changes — [Carolyn Harris in the Chair] (6 Dec 2022)

David Evennett: ...just not practical in any day-to-day commute. My constituents are therefore more reliant than most on rail services to travel to central London, whether to commute, to go to health meetings or for social reasons. For hospitals, work and pleasure, they use the railway and they use those services. I know the hon. Member for Eltham is, like me, a regular commuter, as we often travel on the...

Education: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2022)

David Evennett: Does my right hon. Friend agree that improving the quality and depth of technical qualifications is vital to our levelling-up agenda and also to helping everyone improve social mobility?

Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old (16 May 2022)

David Evennett: ...on the schools Bill when it comes to the House. I have worked as both a teacher and a lecturer, so I know how vital it is that every child receives the best possible education. Education and social mobility have always been key political issues for me, and I passionately believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. I am a strong supporter of lifetime learning....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools: Social Mobility (5 Apr 2022)

David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of grammar schools on social mobility.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Mobility (9 Mar 2022)

David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve social mobility.

Income Tax (Charge) (27 Oct 2021)

David Evennett: ...good news to help people who do not have the skills or the education to get jobs and make something of themselves throughout their lives. I welcome that really strongly and passionately, because social mobility is so important, and without the basic education we do not get the social mobility that all of us, in all parts in this House, want to see. I also welcome the substantial commitment...

Education Recovery (29 Jun 2021)

David Evennett: ...estimates. I have in the past worked as both a teacher and a lecturer, so I know from personal and professional experience just how important a good education is. On a personal level, education and social mobility have characterised my life. My family originated in the east end of London and moved out to Essex. Fortunately, they understood how vital education is to obtain the knowledge and...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (11 May 2021)

David Evennett: ...and I believe we can rectify that through post-16 education. I would highlight finance as an issue in further education. Colleges need more resources and support to be able to act as an engine for social mobility. I also believe that FE lecturers should be paid more to ensure that we get the best people and we show we really value our FE lecturers. I know the Government will look at this...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Mobility: Coronavirus (22 Jan 2021)

David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of school closures during the covid-19 outbreak on social mobility.

Remote Education and Free School Meals (18 Jan 2021)

David Evennett: ...their approach to the changing situation. The Government have been correct in their approach of making the education and welfare of our young people a top priority. Children need to learn and to socialise and to be in school when it is safe to be so. Parents, too, must be praised for rising to the challenges of combining work, home life and helping their children with virtual and remote...

Education: Return in January (30 Dec 2020)

David Evennett: this difficult time, and also his determination to keep schools open. I praise all the teachers in my borough of Bexley for their commitment and hard work. However, as a strong supporter of social mobility, I am naturally concerned about the effect on the education of our most disadvantaged children during this coronavirus pandemic. Can he confirm that the additional financial support...

Women and Equalities: Social Mobility (25 Nov 2020)

David Evennett: What steps she is taking to promote social mobility throughout the UK.

Women and Equalities: Social Mobility (25 Nov 2020)

David Evennett: I welcome all the work my right hon. Friend is doing to promote social mobility. However, what assessment has she made of the needs of groups such as white working class children whose challenges have not had enough attention to date?

Students’ Return to Universities (29 Sep 2020)

David Evennett: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement. Education is essential for opportunity and social mobility. The role of further education colleges is absolutely vital, as I am sure he will endorse. Does he agree that it is right to prioritise education by keeping schools, colleges and universities open, and that we cannot ask young people put their lives on hold for months?

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