Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, has welcomed the work that the Sutton Trust are doing across the North East and the wider UK.
Established in 1997, the Sutton Trust is an educational charity that works to improve social mobility and ensure equal educational opportunities for children across the UK. It aims to address education disadvantages and inequalities. The charity funds a large number of programmes to support pupils across all years of education, including early years, primary and secondary school, higher education, apprenticeships and access to the workplace. You can read more about the work they do here.
Richard has now spoken to James Turner, CEO of the Sutton Trust, about the work that they are doing in North West Durham. They are running programmes in North West Durham, which you can read more about here, and will be running summer schools this summer at universities across the UK. The summer schools give pupils in year 12 a taste of what university life is like and applicants can choose from over 40 different courses. You can find out more about the summer schools, as well as information on courses, locations and how to apply, here. They will also be running apprenticeship courses over the summer, and both the apprenticeship and university courses provide those taking part with application, career and educational support.
Commenting, Richard said:
“I was delighted to have the opportunity recently to speak to James, CEO of the Sutton Trust, about the work they do on both a national and local level. The Sutton Trust does a huge amount of incredibly important work for pupils of all ages across the UK.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that we are ensuring young people have all the support they get – whether it’s help accessing or applying to an apprenticeship, help deciding what the right career is, or help with their school exams and working to ensure that educational opportunities are equal across the UK.
“I encourage all young people to have a look at the work that the Sutton Trust do, and I very much look forward to working with them over the next few months. I want to thank them for their time in speaking to me.”
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