Disadvantaged boys given extra early years schooling show the greatest academic improvement and carry the benefits through school, a study shows.
The government has a goal to create at least three million apprenticeships by 2020, with many of these placements being targeted at vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of young people, writes Derren Hayes.
Research findings support local government calls for a 'reboot' of how SEND services are commissioned.
As part of a wider drive to improve the status of vocational training, successive governments in recent years have developed policies to boost the number and quality of apprenticeship places.
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.
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.
Researchers explore rates of friendship stability and whether maintaining...