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Local authorities are at the forefront of providing eduction services for their communities and supporting some of the most vulnerable children in society.

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Welfare and school uniform – two new Education Acts

Two private members Bills amending education legislation received Royal Assent on 30 April 2021: the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021 and the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021. This briefing describes the new legislation and comments on their application.

England & Wales Briefing
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The future of pupil assessment post Covid-19 and beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in much disruption in the school examination systems worldwide. The GCSE and A-level examinations were cancelled in England in 2021 for the second year, to be replaced by teacher-assessed grades. However, wherever you are in the world currently, the pandemic has provided a dramatic interruption of normal assessment activity. PISA’s…

England & Wales, Global Briefing

Special needs need special measures

The Government is expected to publish this month a Green Paper setting out its conclusions from the long-awaited review of special educational needs in schools and colleges in England. LGIU Associate Mark Upton provides us with a preview.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

This briefing is on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill introduced to Parliament in the House of Lords on 18 May 2021. The Bill provides the necessary primary legislation to support the White Paper Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth published on 21 January 2021. The briefing includes a summary of the…

England & Wales Briefing

Supporting recovery for early education and childcare providers

Local authorities must take seriously the pending crisis facing early childhood education and care (ECEC). There may soon be insufficient early childhood education and care places available to meet parental demand. Across publicly funded maintained settings and the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings, we are fast reaching a tipping point.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Early years provision – reopening the sector after Covid-19

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…

England & Wales Briefing
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The future of schooling post Covid-19 and beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all sections of society and exposed its fault lines, particularly in education systems across the world. Governments across the world are focussing on returning their education systems to normality and on ensuring that national ‘catch up’ funding is utilised as swiftly as possible. However, as we struggle with the recovery…

England & Wales, Global Briefing
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Making space for children and young people on the road to recovery: are 20-minute neighbourhoods the answer?

Drawing on global expertise, this briefing examines the mental and physical impacts of the pandemic on children and young people and explore the benefits the 20-minute neighbourhood could have on their health and wellbeing – highlighting ways local authorities can include children and young people in planning practices.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – EPI report

The UK Government for England is due to publish a Green Paper in June 2021 following a review of arrangements to provide support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) introduced by the Children and families Act 2014. The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a report assessing how fairly Special Educational Needs…

England & Wales Briefing