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.
Although quickly overtaken by the full-scale Covid-19 crisis response, this briefing explores the March 11th 2020 Budget indicators of the Johnson Government’s long term ambitions for local development, levelling up and devolution pending a Comprehensive Spending Review now expected later in the year.
The government has been clear we can expect a new Planning White Paper in the coming months, but somewhat less clear about what exactly will be in it – this briefing takes a look at what ministers have already committed to, and might now be considering.
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.
This briefing summarises an Ofsted research report which explores how schools make decisions when they are under financial pressure, and what impact these decisions could have on the quality of education they provide. The report was accompanied by a blog commentary from the Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman which proved to be controversial in her apparent…
Two recent ADASS reports show the range of problems facing adult social care in responding to Covid-19, consider the next stage of the pandemic response, and finally, make recommendations for a sustainable future for social care.
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…
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.
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.
Following the cancellation of 2020 examinations and assessments in all United Kingdom schools, this briefing looks at the arrangements which have been put in place in England and Scotland to assess secondary-aged students in to assist with their educational and life progression.