Thousands of children losing out on first-choice primary schools
In some areas of England, children are losing out on getting into their first choice of primary school, according to local authority figures.
What responsibilities do schools have to prevent CSE?
The Children’s Commissioner for England has recently published a report that looks into the current provision of education programmes that aim to prevent CSE. Here we take a look at the findings.
NCB: Government must cut down on children missing education
The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) highlights that, across the UK, the number of children missing from education exceeds 33,000, based on freedom of information data collected in 2016.
APPG: Three million children at risk of hunger during school holidays
During the school holidays, children in the UK are existing on poor diets that are leaving them vulnerable to malnutrition and undermining their education and life choices. It is reported that up to three million children will be effected.
Government announces 130 new free schools
According to the government, over 69,000 places will be created in new free schools, aiming to provide parents with the choice of a good school place for children.
Education: What does the passing of the Technical and FE Bill mean for the sector?
On the 27th of April, the Queen signed the Technical and Further Education Bill, transferring the bill into law. This was done ahead of Parliament’s dissolution on May 3rd. What does this mean for the education sector?
Universities to see funding increase following Brexit
The education select committee has announced that universities in the UK will see their funding increase after Brexit, it has been reported.
Government invests in tech to address UK skills gap
Learning and Development professionals from across the UK are welcoming a new government strategy to place importance on skills and training specifically in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
MPs demand national strategy for adult learning
After major cuts to skills funding, the government are under increasing pressure to produce a national strategy for adult education.