New funding for military ethos projects

20 November 2013

The Department for Education has granted further funding of £4.8 million to projects that tackle the underachievement of disengaged pupils by instilling the armed forces’ values of “hard work and discipline”.

New support strategy for care leavers – 1 November 2013

6 November 2013

The Government’s new Care Leaver Strategy sets out in one place the cross-government support that is available when a person leaves a care placement to live independently. The key points of the strategy are as follows.

Research claims sexual harassment “rife”

29 October 2013

A research report by an employment law firm claims that sexual harassment is “rife in the workplace” with six in ten working women having experienced a male colleague behaving “inappropriately” towards them.

Transition to the 2014 National Curriculum

16 October 2013

Following publication of the 2014 National Curriculum, schools are required to continue to teach all the National Curriculum subjects. However, the statutory content of the programmes of study has been disapplied.

New 16–18 core maths package announced

16 October 2013

The Government has announced a new 16–18 core maths package. The courses will develop students’ mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, and will cover topics like:

Advice on e-cigarettes issued

14 October 2013

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the charity, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), have published a joint briefing note on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).