In Depth

Increased demand for EHC plans exacerbates SEND funding crisis

With funds lacking to meet families' expectations of special educational needs and disability services, parents and practitioners have pursued education, health and care plans to obtain support, worsening the cash crisis.

Pupil premium and attainment

Expert says differential pupil premium rates could boost outcomes for some disadvantaged pupils.

Old Bailey event sees young people debate pros and cons of votes at 16

Is the country ready to lower the voting age to 16 for all UK elections? This was the question that was debated at a unique event held recently at the Old Bailey.

Exclusions review: government promises action on off-rolling

Following Edward Timpson's review of exclusions, the government has vowed to make schools accountable for excluded pupils and close loopholes used to off-roll. But sector leaders call for action to tackle high-stakes culture.

Tackling care attainment gap

DfE figures show a growing attainment gap for children in care, highlighting the need to boost support.