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Proposal to boost pupil behaviour

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

A Hampshire school's inclusion unit may provide a blueprint for addressing behavioural problems of pupils.

Children in care attainment tool

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

How a resource analysing education progress for looked-after children could "revolutionise" support.

Are schools funding plans fair?

By Ivan Ould and Anne Heavey |

28 March 2017

Government proposals to revise the formula used to decide school funding is meant to move money to more deprived areas, but critics say changes place too much emphasis on pupils with additional needs.

Improving readiness for school

By Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid |

28 March 2017

London mayor plan boosts links between school and early years so children are prepared for learning.

Making the most of the government's U-turn on SRE

By Jonathan Baggaley |

14 March 2017

Why sex and relationships education must be part of compulsory PSHE.

Transition from care to college

By Louise Gazeley and Tamsin Hinton-Smith |

14 March 2017

How the Higher Education Champions mentor support programme has helped looked-after children move successfully to university, and the key factors behind its success.

Challenge to create pupil places

By Derren Hayes |

28 February 2017

Pressure is mounting on the government to do more to help English local authorities create 700,000 additional school places estimated to be needed by 2025.

How schools fail disadvantaged children

By Philip Nye |

14 February 2017

Study concludes some schools 'manage out' poorer pupils to boost exam league table results, with dire consequences for attainment.

How to deliver better EHC plans

By Derren Hayes |

14 February 2017

Council for Disabled Children guidance for local authorities on producing education, health and care plans for SEND children.

Much has already been said about the new National Schools Funding Formula, but one aspect of the reform has not had quite so much attention - the new central school services block.