Strengthening our historic commitment to social mobility

Social Mobility Seminar builds on a new landscape review from educational consultants, Better Purpose

A long-standing aim of the Leathersellers’ Foundation’s education portfolio has been social mobility. The Foundation awarded its first student grant in 1602 and has been committed to supporting education ever since. In the last year the Foundation has undertaken work to better understand the landscape and help better define its aims. To this end, The Foundation commissioned Better Purpose to produce and publish a Landscape Review.

The reports can be viewed and downloaded from our publications page.

On Tuesday June 14 the Leathersellers’ Foundation held its first Social Mobility Seminar, which formally launched the landscape review by Better Purpose; outlined the strategic direction of The Foundation’s charitable giving; the role of social mobility in funding so far; and welcomed experts across education, academia and the charitable sector to share insights and ideas.

Look forward to the full report of the seminar, available to read in our upcoming annual review. Thank you to all of our speakers for contributing their time and passion on the subject of social mobility. The keynote speaker was Professor Lee Elliot Major OBE, the panel comprised Beccy Allen, Head of Creative Learning at Half Moon Theatre; Paula Ledger, Executive Headteacher at Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools; and Baroness Morgan of Huyton, Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.







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