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Voluntary safeguarding code for out-of-school settings

12 December 2018

The Department for Education is asking for views to help inform the development of a voluntary safeguarding Code of Practice for out-of-school settings.

“Stuck schools”

12 December 2018

Ofsted’s Annual Report 2018 has pointed out that, although 86% of schools are rated as good or outstanding, nearly 500 schools have not improved from their ratings of satisfactory or requires improvement since 2005.

“Left-behind” children

12 December 2018

Ofsted’s Annual Report 2018 has raised a number of concerns, among them the plight of children who are being “left behind” owing to poor social mobility.

The benefits of council-maintained schools

4 December 2018

The Local Government Association (LGA) presented its briefing on improving education standards at the House of Commons on 29 November 2018.

New approach to assessing pupils with complex disabilities

4 December 2018

Pupils with multiple and complex needs are to be evaluated using a new statutory assessment based on the “aspects of engagement” methodology, which will be rolled-out across the country from 2020.

New school security guidance

4 December 2018

The Government has launched a consultation until February 2019 on its proposed updated school security guidance.

“Head of wellbeing” for schools

4 December 2018

Nuffield Health has called for all secondary schools to appoint a “head of wellbeing” to support the emotional and physical health of both pupils and staff.

Millions invested to support early communication skills

28 November 2018

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has launched a number of projects designed to improve children’s early language and literacy skills backed by nearly £18 million of Government funding.

Hungry pupils are a “social calamity”

28 November 2018

A UN expert on poverty and human rights has said that many children in the UK are hungry at school because the costs of austerity have fallen “disproportionately” on children.

Home-schooled children “known to social services”

28 November 2018

A recent survey claims that 11% of children who are home schooled are known to children’s social care, either currently or in the past.

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