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.

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Returning to school: challenges and considerations

On the 30 July 2020, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially confirmed that schools in Scotland would be re-opening for the autumn term on Tuesday 11 August. This briefing will outline the guidance offered, as well as considering the wider effects on young people of being out of education for so long, and further calls and…

Scotland Briefing
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Free schools programme in England

Free schools have been one of the more controversial educational innovations by the UK Government in England since the 2010 general election. This briefing provides a 10-year look at the free school programme and what might happen next.

England & Wales Briefing
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Improving childhood obesity – a local lens and local action

The UK Government has set a world-leading and ambitious target to halve childhood obesity by 2030. This briefing provides guidance on what this means for local government and how local authorities can take action.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Opinion: The pandemic, populism and schools

It was always going to be difficult to remove party politics and populist demands from the pandemic. Initial calls for and early evidence of a mature, non-partisan approach did not last long. In this opinion piece, Profesor James Mitchell explores the political landscape of Covid-19 responses, with emphasis on education.

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Opportunity Areas – Social Mobility for children and young people through education in England

The Opportunity Areas programme is sponsored by the UK Department for Education (DfE) for England. The programme aims to help more children and young people to achieve their full potential through targeted funding in 12 areas which are among those which face the greatest challenges to social mobility in England. The funded is targeted at…

England & Wales Briefing
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Further education after Covid-19

FE colleges were anticipating change not least because of the increasing number of colleges in intervention and the anticipated follow up to the Augar Report to name just two potential drivers of change in the system. But Covid-19 has created an entirely new operating environment and the sector’s existing priorities have been reordered and new…

England & Wales Briefing