Employers should offer jobs to alumni of underperforming state schools over public school graduates, suggests Justine Greening

May 2, 2018 by

‘If you get three Bs from Eton, you’re probably not as impressive as somebody who gets three Bs from the school in a part of the country where the school wasn’t doing well’

Eleanor Busby –

Employers should offer jobs Sarkari Result to former students of underperforming state schools over alumni from elite private schools like Eton who have the same grades, Tory MP Justine Greening has suggested.

The former education secretary called on companies to boost social mobility by using “contextual recruitment” – which takes into account the educational background of a candidate.

Ms Greening, who went to a state school, suggested that someone from a more challenging background – with the same grades as a candidate from Eton College – was more “impressive”.

The MP’s comments, made at a summit in New York on social mobility, were reported by Tes magazine.

“Contextual recruitment basically says when you’re looking at someone’s grades who’s applied for a job to you, look at in the context of the school they went to,” she said at the event, organised by education charity the Sutton Trust.

Source: Employers should offer jobs to alumni of underperforming state schools over public school graduates, suggests Justine Greening | The Independent

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