UK research on what works in terms of improving the outcomes for disadvantaged students

This January the UK Social Mobility Commission published a report, Improving attainment among disadvantaged students in the FE and adult learning sector. Their findings were based on a review of 63 studies from 4 countries.

Their findings included:

Adaptability – another crucial soft skill

In June this year UK’s Learning and Work Institute announced the findings of a new Youth Commission report, Tomorrow’s world: Future of the Labour Market:

“It finds that the UK’s 2030 workforce is likely to be more diverse, with more women and disabled people in work, and a growth in the number of people with caring responsibilities. Self-employment in areas such as the gig economy is likely to grow too, and rising demand for skills means young people without good qualifications could struggle to find work or build a career.”