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

Careers overhaul targets poorer pupils

New strategy for careers guidance outlines measures to link schools in disadvantaged areas with employers and training providers.

Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.

Inspections: SEND services

The introduction of area-wide multi-agency inspections of special educational needs and disabilities services has highlighted the challenges of implementing system reforms while continuing to deliver quality provision.

The factors driving the increase in children educated at home

The rise in children being educated at home is partly blamed on schools failing to adequately support pupils with additional needs, and has raised concerns councils will struggle to monitor their safety and wellbeing.