Ambition 1: Raising aspirations and resilience

Sandwell is a community where our families have high aspirations and where we pride ourselves on equality of opportunity and on our adaptability and resilience.

Too many Sandwell children live in deprived households – and this restricts social mobility from one generation to the next.

Children growing up in households where a parent does not work, or has low skills, are more likely to be out of work, in low income jobs or have a low level of education attainment themselves.

Our ambition is to break this cycle by 2030. To do this, we need to:

  • improve children’s life chances;
  • have high expectations of children to achieve; and
  • raise aspirations in schools and at home.
  • we believe Sandwell’s future holds opportunity and success and that everyone has the potential to do well. We will all be bringing up our children to aim higher and expect better.
  • Data associated with ambition 1:

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    Supporting factors associated with ambition 1:

  • Development to encourage high aspirations
  • New business needs shared with schools & colleges
  • Help local people get jobs