In Depth

Special Report: Apprenticeships

The government has a goal to create at least three million apprenticeships by 2020, with many of these placements being targeted at vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of young people, writes Derren Hayes.

Factors for SEND funding crisis

Research findings support local government calls for a 'reboot' of how SEND services are commissioned.

Apprenticeships: Policy context

As part of a wider drive to improve the status of vocational training, successive governments in recent years have developed policies to boost the number and quality of apprenticeship places.

Home schooling survey reveals rising concerns over 'off-rolling'

The latest elective home education (EHE) survey by the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) reveals the number of children being taught at home rose by more than a quarter this year.

Special Report: Narrowing the Attainment Gap

The gap between disadvantaged children and better-off peers is narrowing slowly, but policymakers are developing innovative programmes to boost the academic achievement of those struggling at school.

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