Coronavirus: Education, children’s social care services, childcare and skills: Coronavirus Act and DfE Guidance – England
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the DfE has issued, and intends to update as necessary, at least 15 separate pieces of guidance and other advice. This briefing summarises the guidance from the perspective of those needing to implement the guidance in local government. The briefing also looks at relevant provisions in the Coronavirus Act…
The UK Government for England has been engaging in a five-year process of reviewing entry to the teaching profession and providing initial, induction and in-service training aimed at retaining more trained teachers in the profession. This briefing looks at developments in the period January to July 2021.
The Government’s guidance to close all schools, colleges and early years settings to nearly all children and young people in the face of the Covid-19 virus was announced at a Downing Street press briefing on 18 March. This brieing looks at what happended naext, evidence of the effect of length of school year on learning…
In the context of planning goals, the need to maintain vibrant centres that can deliver a range of services and employment opportunities is critical. This briefing seeks to highlight the vulnerability of suburban centres to the changing retail environment, and the social and economic consequences.
A look at the 2020 report of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) on child health in the UK
FE colleges were anticipating change not least because of the increasing number of colleges in intervention and the anticipated follow up to the Augar Report to name just two potential drivers of change in the system. But Covid-19 has created an entirely new operating environment and the sector’s existing priorities have been reordered and new…
A look at the findings of England’s education inspectorate (Ofsted) from school visits in September and October 2020 and other reports on parents and children on the return to schools of all children in Autumn 2020.
The need to promote the wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic and tacking mental health problems has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at recent reports on the issue.
A look at the Regional Adoption Agencies – the Government initiative in England to create 25-30 regional bodies to take over and streamline the child adoption process from local government and voluntary bodies.
This online workshop will help managers and staff involved in the recruitment process to understand the challenges and opportunities when recruiting online from the interview itself to supporting candidates back to the office.