Sutton Trust response to Labour’s Opportunity Mission
Responding to the launch of Labour’s Opportunity Mission, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said:
“The launch of Labour’s Opportunity Mission today marks a welcome return of social mobility to the top of the agenda. Its policies show there has been consideration of how barriers can be removed to unlock talent, which would go a long way to improving young people’s life chances and sustaining economic growth. From improving early years, to strengthening teaching, developing oracy and other key life skills, reforming the skills system and banning unpaid internships – there is a whole lot to be welcomed.
“But while Labour are cautious on spending commitments, making this mission a reality will require substantial investment. In the run up to the election, we would like to see more meat on the bones, including commitments to equalise access to early years education, increase the supply of apprenticeships, increase schools funding and provide more financial support for low-income students.”