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Coronavirus daily round-up: Thursday 3 December

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  • Thursday, December 3, 2020
More generous grading, advance notice of exam topics and “back-up” papers will be among measures introduced to “boost fairness and support students” taking GCSE and A-level exams next year, the Department for Education has said.

Councils tackle young children's development gaps

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  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Local authorities involved in a government programme to tackle developmental gaps in disadvantaged children have reported that it improved outcomes for under-fives and boosted the profile of early years in councils.

Supporting grieving families during lockdown

    Blogs
  • Monday, November 30, 2020
People are often intrigued about what it is like to work at Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and support families with a very sick child, even more so when that support is anticipating or facing the death of the child.

Young people in the Powerhouse: how do we build back better in the north?

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  • Friday, November 27, 2020
As the Chancellor was setting out his spending plans for the year ahead this week, including his pledge to ‘level up’ investment in the north of England, I and many others were hearing about the hopes, fears and expectations of people living in the north at the People’s Powerhouse convention.

It may be Black Friday…but roll on the Happy Mondays!

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  • Friday, November 27, 2020
Today is Black Friday! It may feel as though it is so called because “it follows Black Thursday, or it’s at the end of a very bad year”, but the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the year.

The need to properly finance local authorities

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  • Friday, November 27, 2020
During the first lockdown, many county leaders across the country feared that restrictions on children’s services – and particularly the inability to make contact and build support links face-to-face – would have huge consequences: creating an invisible crisis.

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