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Political leaders must back young people

By Anna Feuchtwang |

29 June 2017

The country is still coming to terms with what a minority government means - once again shifting public opinion has shaken up political certainties.

Youth turnout was reaction to Brexit verdict

By Howard Williamson |

29 June 2017

So the British people have spoken. We have another Conservative government - but only just.

Early help may fall foul of school staff cuts

By Paul Ennals |

01 June 2017

So here we are, racing headlong towards another election, paying attention to the different ideas being floated in the manifestos, while having a very strong suspicion as to what the result will be.

PSHE education is vital to prevent radicalisation

By Derren Hayes |

01 June 2017

Recent events in Manchester have again highlighted young people's vulnerability to brainwashing by extremist ideology.

Social mobility and selection do not mix

By John Freeman |

04 May 2017

Hard on the heels of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report The State of Child Health, which showed the strong links between poverty and poor health outcomes, the Social Mobility Commission has done the same for education with low-income pupils' progress at secondary school.

Creating a country that works for all children

By Anna Feuchtwang |

11 April 2017

When Theresa May became Prime Minister she promised that the UK would be a "country that works for everyone". It's a wonderful and bold aspiration.

School inclusion best for struggling pupils

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

Department for Education data shows permanent exclusions in state-funded schools rose from 4,950 to 5,800 in 2014/15.

Life skills matter. Just ask the 11,000 or so young people who just voted in our Youth Cabinet elections.

Be bold and make youth custody education-focused

By Howard Williamson |

14 March 2017

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has, in recent weeks, made a sweeping range of decisions in relation to the prison system.

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.