In Depth

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.

Changing teacher views on care

Expert gives five key steps on how to overcome some teachers' negative perceptions of children in care.

Inspecting 'off-rolling'

Ofsted has found evidence that a significant minority of schools are finding ways to manage more challenging pupils out. New tools will make it easier to identify this practice, says Jo Stephenson.

Supporting Traveller children

Experts warn on the impact of cuts to specialist school support for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.