New 'opportunity areas' to help improve social mobility for youngsters
A new £60 million programme will target areas where youngsters are failing to achieve their potential, Justine Greening has announced.
The Education Secretary said the "opportunity areas" would help improve social mobility in some of England's most disadvantaged regions.
The scheme will be trialled in Blackpool, Derby, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, and West Somerset - with four more areas set to be announced later.
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Ms Greening said the schemes would give children "the best start in life, no matter what their... read more
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