In England, pupils are receiving extra tuition to catch up on learning missed when schools were closed during Covid-19. But what difference has this made so far? And is the national tutoring programme at risk due to funding issues? This new briefing looks at the full picture.
Over five years after the Care Review in Scotland commenced, this briefing explores how the ambitions set out for care experienced children, young people and adults are still to be realised – while also highlighting a range of innovative approaches for local authorities.
This briefing explores the recent Loddon Mallee RDA report, titled Creating viable childcare services in rural areas, and focuses on the steps required to create a sustainable model for early-year childcare in rural communities.
Covering August and September 2022, this latest policy round-up includes a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland. This briefing will be of interest to everyone working in local government and public services.
This briefing provides an update on safeguarding children (child protection) policy and practice and the local authority role in England.
The autumn school term is facing uncertain times which look set to persist into 2023 following reports of record use of foodbanks, school uniform banks and uniform grants from councils, as well as cost of living concerns including energy costs. In this bundle, we’ve pulled together our most recent education briefings to fill you in…
Over the Summer LGIU’s Hannah Muirhead travelled to Stornoway to hear about how an e-learning programme from the Western Isles became a nationwide provider of remote teaching and benchmark for e-learning globally.
In August 2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on educational inequalities. This briefing deals with the largest of these, education inequalities.
The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major reports, reviews, and consultations. This briefing mainly relates to England.
On September 6, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2022-2023. This briefing will summarise key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.