Sir Kevan Collins appointed ‘evidence champion’ for social mobility 'cold spots'

Education secretary Justine Greening made the announcement as she unveiled 11 more research schools

Sir Kevan Collins, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), will become the "evidence champion" for the government's "opportunity areas".


Education secretary Justine Greening announced today that the charity leader will support the social mobility "cold spots" to better use evidence to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged young people. 


Sir Kevan became chief executive of EEF in 2011 after previously leading the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. On his latest appointment, he said: “We know that there are big differences in social mobility across the country.


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