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Sonia Blandford takes on a bold task in her latest book, positioning the spotlight directly on the challenges we face in this country to increase social mobility for all.

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Sonia Blandford takes on a bold task in her latest book, positioning the spotlight directly on the challenges we face in this country to increase social mobility for all.

With commentary from leading policy makers and practitioners, this book illustrates how together we can enhance the life chances and opportunities of working-class children in the current climate. Refreshingly written, supported by evidence, Professor Blandford is charming and frank in her approach and speaks with an overwhelming honesty.

'Professor Blandford's ability to provide clear solutions for the issue of social mobility, combined with her academic framing and personal insight makes Social Mobility Chance or Choice? a must read for everyone.' Lady Cobham CBE, Chair, The 5% Club

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Professor Sonia Blandford is Founder and CEO of Achievement for All and one of the UK's leading practitioners of education. Sonia is passionate about raising the aspirations and improving the attainment of all children and young people regardless of their background or need. She was named in the 2016 Debrett's list of the Top 500 Most Influential People in the UK and is currently a trustee of the new Chartered College of Teaching.

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An incredible must-read book on why we must become more impatient about social mobility. Not content to wait 100 years or more for change to happen because the price we all pay for social immobility is too high and the time to be serious is now. A great read and a book that I hope is consumed and implemented on an industrial scale.Nick Stace, UK Chief Executive, The Prince’s Trust

Sonia’s passion for all young people shines through on every page, both in the urgency of the message and through the many practical examples of what can be achieved through collaboration. Everyone will find something of real value here. You may not agree with everything, but you cannot doubt the belief, clarity and principle behind every word.Reuben Moore, Teach First Executive / DfE ITT Review Panel

Please read this book and learn how we can mend some of the divisions in our country. I would especially commend this work to those who lead our education policy. Professor Blandford knows of what she speaks.The Earl of Listowel, Treasurer, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children

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Author Sonia Blandford
ISBN 9781912906093
No of pages 220
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1 Oct 2019

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