In Depth

Will the arrival of the EBacc boost young people's attainment?

After months of speculation, Michael Gove has revealed plans to change the exams system, with the new English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBacc) intended to bring about more academically rigorous standards

Inspections: 16 to 19 learning

Ofsted data shows the standard of education offered by 16 to 19 learning providers is generally good, but raises concerns over the quality of some apprenticeships and technical and vocational qualifications

Inspections: Special schools

The number of children with disabilities educated at special schools is rising. While the proportion of settings achieving a "good" rating is up, there is wide variation between different types of provider.

Penalty of a summer birthday

Research shows summer-born children do less well academically throughout school, impacting on their life chances. Charlotte Goddard looks at how professionals and policymakers are tackling the problem.

New parliament: what issues lie ahead for the children's sector?

The loss of its overall majority has been politically costly for the government, but it has also caused policy upheaval and ministerial changes affecting children's services. Sector leaders consider the implications.

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