Vincent Docherty, Head of Education at Aberdeenshire Council discusses how the council is putting learners first through the growth of Foundation Apprenticeships for senior pupils.
The National Tutoring programme (NTP) in England is the main plank of the UK Government’s school and pupil recovery plan following the Covid-19 pandemic for England. This briefing looks at the programme including implementation to date.
In the UK, a woman is killed by a man every three days. A new report on the police response to violence against women and girls finds that, despite recent progress, improvements are urgently needed in national strategy, policing practices and local multi-agency responses to tackle this deep-rooted social problem.
Youth Futures Foundation and IPPO are hosting an event on Tuesday 16th November, 3.30pm-5pm to bring together local policymakers, practitioners and researchers to explore what should be in cities local recovery plans to boost youth employment, particularly among marginalised groups.
A Schools White Paper is confirmed for 2022 and is likely to signal significant structural changes for the local government role in education and children’s services. This blog addresses what impact this might have on school governance.
A review of UK Government spending across England’s youth sector is expected to be part of the spending review published in late October. LGIU Associate, Mark Upton, previews the issues it’s considering.
Councils have been asked to help thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in the UK but details of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme are only emerging slowly with limited government guidance to date. This briefing looks at what councils can offer in the context of wider policy on refugees and immigration.
Restarting school education following the lockdown while Covid-19 is still prevalent in the country was always going to be difficult. This briefing looks at attendance statistics, and government guidance as schools prepared for, and started, the 2021-22 school year.