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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Sign of the Times: Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner

This is the first instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2019 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, following on from successful coverage of the 2017 and 2018 award winners. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Disability Services Provision category – Tipperary County Council’s Sign…

Ireland Briefing With case study
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International Students and Local Government Planning

The local government’s response to international students when considering long-term planning is important. Within this briefing, three cities are profiled to see how local government works with universities and regional governments to respond to international students and positively incorporate them into their strategic planning.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study
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GCSE in England: impact of the 2015 reforms and current debate

This briefing is on two reports (both December 2019) evaluating aspects of the GCSE changes: The Sutton Trust, supported by the FFT Education Datalab: Making the Grade: The impact of GCSE reforms on the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers; and Ofqual: GCSE reform in schools: The impact of GCSE reforms on students’ preparedness.

England & Wales Briefing
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Children, young people and domestic abuse: Why we need to intervene early

This briefing examines the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and how early intervention works to improve their safety and wellbeing, and contributes to improving their long-term outcomes after experiencing such adversity. It then goes on to highlight several early intervention approaches and services around Scotland that work to improve outcomes for…

Scotland Briefing With case study
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Ofsted Annual Report 2018-19

This briefing is on Ofsted’s annual report, formally known as The Annual Report of the Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2018-19 (21 January 2020) as well as the Ofsted press release Chief Inspector warns against pursuing success without substance and a regional breakdown of stuck schools

England & Wales Briefing
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CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2019

This briefing summarises the 2019 Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) education and skills report published in partnership with Pearson.

England & Wales Briefing
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A different model for children’s social care?

This briefing is on a blueprint setting out a different model for children’s social work that better enables relationships between social workers and children and families and provides a practical route for local authorities in England to create long term change. A Blueprint for Children’s Social Care has been produced by Frontline, the charity with…

England & Wales Briefing