Opinion

Young people draft plan for navigating post-truth world

By Howard Williamson |

14 February 2017

Education system set up to 'manage out' pupils in need

By Derren Hayes |

14 February 2017

From September, the education services grant (ESG), used by councils to fund school-based additional learning support for disadvantaged groups of pupils, will be scrapped.

Salutary tales from public service markets have been escalating in number and seriousness lately.

Looking around at my friends and colleagues, I see a group of people stunned and unsettled by recent political events.

Future in Mind cash must be ringfenced for CAMHS teams

By Derren Hayes |

17 January 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May devoted her first speech of 2017 to her vision of a "shared society" and in particular to mental health. May promised to use the power of government to transform the way we deal with mental illness not just in our hospitals, "but in our classrooms, at work and in our communities". But of course there was a catch. No new money.

Safeguarding is a key part of coaching young footballers

By Howard Williamson |

17 January 2017

Not that long ago I would speak proudly about being a football coach for a group of kids, now 12.

If you were hoping that the new year would see in some new funding for the children's sector, then maybe you should look away now.

 

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