Department for Education proposals to scrap tests for seven-year-olds and introduce a new assessment at age four or five would not deliver the improvements required within primary schools, education campaigners have warned.
High Court dismisses council's bid to prevent children of suspected Isis sympathiser being taken abroad; hundreds of children vaccinated following measles outbreak, and Archbishop of Canterbury calls for resignation of his predecessor following report on the way the church handled sexual abuse, all in the news today.
Many child protection practices currently used by social workers, such as multi-agency safeguarding hubs (Mash) may be ineffective, as there is a lack of evidence about whether they make a positive difference, it has been claimed.
A council currently rated "inadequate" by Ofsted has announced it will launch a project with children's charity Barnardo's, just months after a joint bid for £7m of Department for Education innovation funding was turned down.
Efforts to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Cambridgeshire through counselling have been praised by inspectors, after the move contributed to a reduction in school exclusions.