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Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

Woodland Nursery

London-based nursery inspired by the Forest School approach, where most of the learning takes place outdoors

Leadership: Staff motivation and retention

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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
All children's services teams face the challenge of keeping staff turnover low against a landscape of tight budgets, so it is essential employers master the skills to retain, motivate and reward employees.

Schools need proper scrutiny to guard against malpractice

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
One of the problems of democracy is that leaders have views on many issues, and citizens don't always agree with all of the policies of "their" party or their government. So, I find myself supporting the principle of the new national funding formula for schools while deeply opposing the academisation programme.

Better speech and language services

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Speech and language services ensure children keep up with their learning, but cuts have hit provision hard. Joe Lepper looks at how some councils and partners are managing to deliver successful services.

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