In December 2019, the annual statistical publication ‘Summary statistics for schools in Scotland’ was published, providing vital information for local authorities to plan strategies for delivering excellence in education.
Ofsted’s Fight or flight? How ‘stuck’ schools are overcoming isolation: evaluation report (January 2020) looks at schools ‘stuck’ on inadequate Ofsted ratings over a long period of time, comparing them to schools that have been ‘stuck’ but which have since managed to raise their Ofsted grade.
The Centenary Commission on Adult Education, a group of seven educational bodies with an interest in adult education, has published a new report “A Permanent National Necessity…” Adult Education and Lifelong Learning for 21st Century Britain establishing a vision for the future of adult education including the restoring local councils’ role in adult education.
The Children’s Commissioner for England’s report ‘Pass the parcel: children posted around the care system’ (December 2019) finds that “immediate action needs to be taken to protect the rights of children who have been disadvantaged by being sent long distances from home, but above all, a fundamental review is required to look at repairing a…
East Ayrshire Council’s Andrew Kennedy talks to LGIU about the Food for Life Served Here certification scheme aimed at improving school meals in Scotland. The EAC school meals service is recognised widely for taking a lead in providing high-quality and sustainable meals.
The National Audit Office has reported on the Government initiative in England to improve technical education by establishing separate educational institutions – University Technical Colleges (UTCs) – for 14 to 19-year olds. A key finding is that the 48 UTCs in January 2019 were operating at 45% capacity on average.
The OECD publishes its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) information every three years, and the introduction to this year’s report claims that “PISA is not only the world’s most comprehensive and reliable indicator of students’ capabilities, it is also a powerful tool that countries and economies can use to fine-tune their education policies.”.
A look at the House of Commons Education Committee’s report Special educational needs and disabilities (October 2019). The report aims to influence the forthcoming spending review and to examine the effect of government policies on the implementation of the 2014 Act.
LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler visited Bristol to find out what they’re doing to make their city truly child friendly and what that means for us grown-ups.