The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.
Restarting school education following the lockdown while Covid-19 is still prevalent in the country was always going to be difficult. This briefing looks at attendance statistics, and government guidance as schools prepared for, and started, the 2021-22 school year.
This briefing profiles the scale of the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic based mainly on statistical releases from the ONS. There is also an update on the state of public finances and a brief commentary on the latest Fiscal Risks Report produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The length of the school day has become in many education jurisdictions a topic for debate and determination as schools and school systems attempt to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at the evidence, both local to England and international, for extending the school day and the public debate in England.
The purpose of this briefing is to provide an update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.
This briefing is the fourth in a regular series of updates on new UK parliamentary legislation of interest to local government.
Children’s social care in England is currently under review. A case for change report was published in June. This briefing looks at the report and the debate surrounding the review.
This briefing summarises and assesses the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Review 2020; also summarised is the economic and fiscal assessment conducted by the Office For Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The National Tutoring programme (NTP) in England is the main plank of the UK Government’s school and pupil recovery plan following the Covid-19 pandemic for England. This briefing looks at the programme including implementation to date.
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have resulted in significant change and challenge for the early education and childcare sector in England. Drawing on the most recent government and sector evidence, this briefing examines how the impact of Covid-19 on the operation of all provision, levels of child attendance, the workforce and provider finances, business…