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

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

Councils face EHC plan deadline

Kamena Dorling, group head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the need for local authorities to transfer children onto education, health and care plans by the end of March.