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Ideas to make EYPP close the gap

By Sue Asquith |

14 February 2017

The early years pupil premium aims to boost learning of disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds.

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.

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

Guide offers councils advice on producing education, health and care plans for children with SEN.

What progress for SLCN support?

By Jean Gross |

31 January 2017

Review of support for child speech, language and communication needs will assess if provision has improved.

Tackling discrimination in schools

By Adam Offord |

06 December 2016

Councils should insist schools record and report incidents of racism and religious hatred, youth leaders say.

Bridging the social mobility gap

By Derren Hayes |

22 November 2016

Commission outlines raft of measures to reverse decline in opportunity for disadvantaged children.

Links between SEND and offending

By Professor Hannah Smithson and Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole |

22 November 2016

High numbers of children with SEND enter youth justice system because of inadequate support, experts say.

Boarding boost for children in care

By Jess Brown |

08 November 2016

Partnership aims to convince councils of the merits of placing looked-after children in boarding school.

Assessing character development

By Adam Offord |

25 October 2016

Leaders question report findings that young people's feedback is best way to assess character education progress.