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.


Keeping our schools safe from Covid-19

Over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous effect on the education of children and young people. Going forward, the question on everyone’s mind in the education field is how can we keep our schools safe from Covid-19?

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Managing the school system – pupils and places to 2030 in England

The number of babies born each year (live birth rate) goes in cycles and this has implications for school place planning. England and Wales experienced a significant ‘baby boom’ in the decade to 2012 with an increase of 23% in the number of babies born each year from 2001. Since then there has been a…

England & Wales Briefing

The IFS Inequality Review: gender inequalities

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with the review’s work on gender inequality and focuses on the ‘Women and men at work’ report, published in December 2021.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Global Local: 2021 in Recap

At the end of our first year of Global Local, we recap the challenges shared and lessons highlighted.

Global Publication

A longer school day: the evidence and public debate

The length of the school day has become in many education jurisdictions a topic for debate and determination as schools and school systems attempt to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at the evidence, both local to England and international, for extending the school day and the public debate in England.

England & Wales Briefing

Early years and childcare round-up November 2021

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.

England & Wales Briefing