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A new report has called for a £300m increase in Government funding for disadvantaged areas across the North to ensure every child is school ready by the age of five.
Directors of children’s services warn current legislation does not support councils in safeguarding vulnerable learners as new figures reveal nearly 50,000 children are missing out on a suitable education.
Ray Hart asks whether local authorities are paying too much for SEND and HNL provision in Further Education, and shares his advice on how to tackle overcharging.
The education secretary today announced £45m would be invested in ‘successful’ multi-academy trusts in a bid to drive up education standards in underperforming schools.
Local authorities lack the skills necessary to manage Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and risk not getting the best value for money, new research has warned.
Children are being put at risk as government policy dealing with illegal ‘schools’ has serious failings, an investigation by a London council has revealed.
The local authority system of support for deaf children is in ‘complete disarray’ as the number of specialist teachers is cut, a deafness charity warns.
Access to high performing schools has become more ‘geographically unequal’ despite emphasis on improving schools outside of London, report finds.
Transgender issues will be taught as part of sex and relationship education classes in primary and secondary schools, according to the Government
The Government has announced a package of support worth nearly £45m to provide additional help for children with special educational needs and disabilities.