We want to place educational inequality firmly on the national agenda. Our team is available for comment, interviews and information, and we also have a network of partners with specialist expertise.
Topics of expertise include:
Educational inequality and disadvantage
Free school meals
Teacher CPD, wellbeing, and leadership
Post-16 careers and education destinations
Fair Education Alliance
C/O Teach First
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The Fair Education Alliance is a coalition of over 100 of the UK’s leading organisations from business, the third sector and education.
The Fair Education Alliance is working towards a world where our education system is fair – where no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background. This is a world where disadvantage no longer determines literacy and numeracy rates at primary school, GCSE attainment at secondary school, the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people, participation in further education or employment based training and university graduation.
To use our collective voice and influence to create change by helping a wide range of stakeholders to close the gap between the most disadvantaged children and their wealthier peers.
fair education Impact Goals
Each Alliance member is united behind achieving the Fair Education Impact Goals – five transformational goals which, if achieved in the next ten years, will substantially reduce educational inequality. Created following consultation with over 1,700 teachers, charities, businesses and world leading experts, the Fair Education Impact Goals follow the educational journey of a child from primary school through to Higher Education and the workplace.
The Fair Education Alliance was launched on 20th June 2014 at the Sunday Times Higher Education Festival by 25 organisations committed to creating a fair, world class education system. From Teach First and the National Association of Head Teachers, to children’s charities such as Save the Children and Barnardo’s, and business organisations including UBS, Business in the Community and CBI; this was the first time such a diverse range of organisations had come together to work towards tackling this problem.
Team & Partners
Sam Butters, CEO
Sam Butters is CEO of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of over 100 of the UK’s leading organisations from business, the third sector and education. She has ten years of experience in strategy, business and organisational leadership, having previously led on Teach First's strategy and planning, delivering strategic projects and organisational change across regional offices in England and Wales, and on projects on funding and regulation in Higher Education at Deloitte.
Through this she became a passionate advocate for collective action to tackle educational inequality, and is committed to having a social impact and creating a fairer world.
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2018 Report Card (September 2018)
Contextualised Admissions report (July 2018)
Universities told to lower offers for poor - The Sunday Times
Make greater use of contextual admissions, English sector told - Times Higher Education
2016/17 Report Card (September 2017)
Call for early years teachers to lead nurseries in poorer areas - Nursery World
2015 Report Card (April 2016)
Call for 'a decent education' for all - BBC News
2014 Report Card (December 2014)
Launch (June 2014)
Educational divide still 'blighting our society' - The Telegraph
John Spencer brands Fair Education Alliance - Design Week