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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Off-rolling in English schools

There is growing interest in ‘off-rolling’, the removal of pupils from school rolls during the latter years of compulsory school education, possibly in order to enhance a school’s league table position. This briefing looks at recent research into this phenomenon.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Ofsted: New Education Inspection Framework – consultation

Ofsted is consulting on a revised framework for inspection, which it claims is the ‘most evidence-based, research-informed and tested framework in Ofsted’s 26-year history’. This is part of our School Report briefing series, reporting on education in England.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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JRF Report: UK Poverty 2018

The annual report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) on poverty trends in the UK considers the impact on children, pensioners and people in work.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Tackling childhood obesity through planning – lessons from South Tyneside Council

Childhood obesity is a national problem and one which isn’t going away. Data published from the national child measurement programme (NCMP), in October showed the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children had increased by more than a third since 2006/7. In the borough of South Tyneside, levels are higher than the national average, with…

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Ofsted Annual Report 2017-18

Ofsted’s Annual Report covers inspection evidence from early years, schools, children’s social care, and further education and skills as well as the inspectorate’s advice to government. Change was mostly positive but schools ‘stuck in a cycle of poor performance’ unregistered schools, reduction in LA funding, and parents taking responsibility were media headlines.

England & Wales Briefing
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DfE: Schools causing concern: November 2018

The DfE has updated the guidance on Schools Causing Concern to take account of changes announced in May by the Secretary of State: the designation of a local authority maintained school as coasting will not lead to an Academy Order but to additional support being offered is part of several changes

England & Wales Briefing
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

Scotland Briefing
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Equity in Education: OECD and DfE research

OECD and DfE-commissioned research have looked at the life chances of young people as they progress through the education system and the factors which assist or otherwise as they progress into work. The reports raise serious issues for local and national government about our education and welfare systems can support more equitable outcomes.

England & Wales Briefing
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

England & Wales Briefing