Social Mobility Prospects in the Post-Pandemic World: why where you come from still determines where you get to in life
Lee Elliot Major is Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility, appointed by the University of Exeter to be a global leader in the field. His work is dedicated to improving the prospects of disadvantaged children and young people.
He has written several award-winning books about education and social mobility and he regularly appears in the national press to talk about education issues. He works closely with school leaders, universities, employers and Government policy makers, and has helped 100,000s of teachers across the world improve their practice.
He was previously Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust and founding trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation. He was a former national education journalist working for the Guardian and The Times Higher Education Supplement. He is the first in his family to go to university. In 2019, Lee was awarded an OBE for services to social mobility.
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