Topic: Education and children's services

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


Medway’s journey to improved children’s services

Dr Lee-Anne Farach, Director of People at LGIU member Medway Council, writes for us about the recent progress the council has made in improving its children’s services provision.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Global Local Executive Panel – July 2021: Child Friendly Communities

On July 15th 2021, LGIU Australia and VLGA presented an international panel of expert speakers from a variety of positions in Queensland, Victoria and Scotland to discuss what the impact of COVID has been on children and young people in their jurisdictions.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing

Rebooting the economy – making a case for change

This briefing looks at the NSW Productivity Commission’s White Paper Rebooting the economy, the third in a series of papers aimed at enhancing productivity growth, economic development, and the wellbeing of NSW residents and businesses.

Australia Briefing

Early years provision in England – September 2021 changes

Leading early years provision is a major role for local government in England. Starting in September 2021 there will be major changes to the government’s (DfE) framework for early years provision – the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). September is also the start of Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) when children start in school. This briefing…

England & Wales Briefing

School Admissions in England – 2021 update

Managing the process of admission of children to schools remains one of the key local government education tasks in England. To support this, there is a School Admissions Code. The Department for Education (DfE) in England has published a revised version (May 2021) of the Code. This briefing looks at the revised Code and also…

England & Wales Briefing

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

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