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David Johnston

David Johnston is Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which runs a range of programmes that incorporate mentoring, internships, university application support and skills development to help young people from low-income backgrounds enter universities and professions.

In addition to being a governor at Pimlico Academy, a London secondary school, David is a governor of a sixth form college in London and is on the board of an organisation for 11 to 16 year olds in Oxfordshire.

Previous roles include:

•Director of Future, a charity which supports organisations working with young people
•coordinator of the Oxford Access Scheme, which runs residential programmes for 10 to 18 year olds

Careers and enterprise company: an opportunity for social mobility

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The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission welcomes the creation of a new public interest company to improve careers advice. Our annual report highlighted the current problems, including lack of enduring employer-school partnerships, patchy provision, and a lack of clarity …

The professions and social mobility: time to step up

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This week over 20 institutions from the accountancy profession launched Access Accountancy, a collaborative initiative to widen access to the profession. A key plank of Access Accountancy is the provision of work experience placements for children who lack connections. This …