In Depth

Will the arrival of the EBacc boost young people's attainment?

After months of speculation, Michael Gove has revealed plans to change the exams system, with the new English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBacc) intended to bring about more academically rigorous standards

Councils make SEND progress amid concerns over quality

It has taken four years to transfer most children with special educational needs and disabilities to a new support system. While parents appear satisfied with the process, campaigners have criticised the quality of some care plans.

Legal Update: Education of looked-after children

Richard Oldershaw, team leader with the Child Law Advice Service, examines the new guidance and funding to promote educational attainment for looked-after children and those who have left care.

Report outlines key conditions for effective school improvement

Recent research carried out by Isos Partnerships has assessed the changing nature of the local authority role in supporting and leading school improvement.

Call to boost school counselling services

Council leaders and professional organisations say mental health green paper should prioritise counselling services based in schools