The Opportunity Areas programme is sponsored by the UK Department for Education (DfE) for England. The programme aims to help more children and young people to achieve their full potential through targeted funding in 12 areas which are among those which face the greatest challenges to social mobility in England. The funded is targeted at…
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.
This briefing is on two reports (both December 2019) evaluating aspects of the GCSE changes: The Sutton Trust, supported by the FFT Education Datalab: Making the Grade: The impact of GCSE reforms on the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers; and Ofqual: GCSE reform in schools: The impact of GCSE reforms on students’ preparedness.
For the second year running the awarding of qualifications to 16 and 18 year olds will take place without formal examinations and assessments in the four UK jurisdictions. This briefing looks at the developing arrangements in England but also what is happening in Scotland and Wales.
This programme has been specially written for Councillors and Officers who will be chairing meetings online using platforms such as MS Teams, Google Meet or Zoom.
A look at the career patterns, motivation, job expectations and professional development of local authority children and family social workers in England
The white paper sets out proposals for changes to legislation to progress the NHS long term plan. What are the main proposals, particularly those that relate to social care and public health? What are its main strengths and what questions remain about the future relationship between health and care?
One year on from when COVID-19 first hit, the City of Canada Bay takes us through some of the ways they adapted to the pandemic to maintain access to community services and keep citizens connected and supported through the last 12 challenging months.
In this blog we outline LGiU Australia’s vision and purpose, and the proposed opportunity for councils to get involved as members. It will be of interest to councillors, CEOs and council officers interested in opportunities to participate as members in the establishment and ongoing sustainability of LGiU Australia.
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.