In Depth

Tackling care attainment gap

DfE figures show a growing attainment gap for children in care, highlighting the need to boost support.

Statutory RSE: 5 key questions

Expert outlines issues for school leaders when implementing relationships and sex education reforms.

Special Report: Apprenticeships

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.

Factors for SEND funding crisis

Research findings support local government calls for a 'reboot' of how SEND services are commissioned.

Apprenticeships: Policy context

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.