Greening announces 'evidence champion' for schools

Social mobility initiatives, driven by better evidence, will be the priority, says Justine Greening.

 

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced the creation of an "evidence champion" who will make sure that decisions on improving schools in England are based on real evidence.

 

"We have a lot of evidence about what works in schools, but it's not spread within the school system," she said.

 

Sir Kevan Collins, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, will be the first to take the role.

 

Ms Greening said her top priority would be to improve social mobility.

 

But, speaking at a Sutton Trust event in London, she said there would now be an "evidence champion" to make sure changes were informed by objective evidence.

 

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