In September 2022, I was appointed by the Cabinet Office to be a Social Mobility Commissioner. In this role, I get to advocate for policies that will help people from across the UK to achieve their full potential.
One of the most important elements of helping young people achieve their potential is their education so I was really honoured when Fair Education Alliance (FEA) asked me to judge, and then present, the Scaling Awards.
The FEA is a coalition of over 250 cross-sector organisations that work to tackle educational inequality, so that no child’s success is limited by their socioeconomic background.
I got to meet so many worthy organisations in the judging day, and to learn about their innovative and exciting approaches to tackling educational inequality - it was really difficult to choose just 5 winners...I'm so excited to see what the worthy winners go on to achieve - and how many young people they can go on to help.