This briefing analyses the Labour Party’s manifesto proposals on education, children’s services and skills.
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…
A look at the Ofqual consultation on examination arrangements which involve schools submitting the professional judgements of teachers that will then be used in statistical modelling to produce final results.
This briefing is on Ofsted’s annual report, formally known as The Annual Report of the Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2018-19 (21 January 2020) as well as the Ofsted press release Chief Inspector warns against pursuing success without substance and a regional breakdown of stuck schools
Is the Iceland model for reducing teenage smoking, drinking and drug use the reason why Iceland beat England in Euro 2016?
Iceland has radically reduced rates of teenage smoking, drinking and drug use in the past 20 years through its “Youth in Iceland” programme to tackle behavioural addiction. This briefing explores why other countries, including the UK, aren’t following suit, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers, in OECD countries, with responsibility for…
The UK government has published Tackling Obesity. But does it go far enough? It has been widely welcomed but there are questions about its ambition.
With so many people now working at home, this online workshop is a chance to develop skills and new approaches to managing home workers.
As urban areas consolidate and densify, one challenge is to ensure the availability of adequate social infrastructure to service the population and cater for health and wellbeing. This briefing looks at the challenges of delivering social infrastructure that both meets the needs of growing populations and changing community need.
This programme has been developed to support Councillors and Officers who are responsible for minuting virtual meetings.