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…
Covid-19 has increased the pace at which Scotland’s councils are delivering services through digital technology. A new report from Accounts Commission finds that councils are at different stages of digital transformation and that greater collaboration, use of shared expertise, citizen engagement and strategic planning are needed to fully realise the potential.
This briefing is a guide to the guidance and other documentation which has been published by the Department for Education for England by Monday, 4 May on schools, colleges, early years settings and children’s social care.
DfE and DHSC research on the state of wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in England
This briefing is on the UK Government’s 2020 annual report of the wellbeing of children and young people. Children generally responded with resilience to changes in their lives between March and September 2020, though mental health difficulties have increased for school-aged children and older groups.
This month’s round-up focuses on primary care post Covid, discharge care arrangements and proposed measures to combat obesity. The round-up also highlights developments in integrated care systems and the CQC’s strategy for 2021.
It’s the 75th anniversary of abolition of school fees this month, but what does it mean when perhaps 95% of children and young people are now home learning? And should the additional costs of home learning be met by the state? John Fowler, Policy Manager, LGIU tries to answer these questions.
Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. These online training sessions are designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.
Ofsted’s Fight or flight? How ‘stuck’ schools are overcoming isolation: evaluation report (January 2020) looks at schools ‘stuck’ on inadequate Ofsted ratings over a long period of time, comparing them to schools that have been ‘stuck’ but which have since managed to raise their Ofsted grade.
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.
This briefing provides an overview of significant developments that may place arising from Government or Parliamentary action across children’s services, education and skills during 2020, covering England only.