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Student childcare falls short of target

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A government-funded scheme providing financial childcare support to students has been slammed for being poorly advertised and failing to target those most in need.

Tories might cut commissioner

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton has branded Maggie Atkinson's appointment as England's children's commissioner a "farce" and indicated the Conservatives could scrap the role if they gain power.

Hangleton Infants School, Brighton

  • Friday, March 26, 2010
What did it do? Hangleton Infants School has been working hard to turn itself around since failing its Ofsted inspection in 2000. Now the school is celebrating after being judged outstanding in a recent visit by the same inspector that criticised it 10 years ago.

In Practice: Up & running - Primrose planting

Children planted primroses to mark a change of name for a Sheffield children's centre. More than 300 plants were dotted around the Primrose Children's Centre, formerly known as the Creswick Street Centre in Hillsborough.

Consultancy spend trebles at DCSF

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has been criticised for trebling its spending on consultants to more than 61m over two years.

Tributes paid to successful director

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, Maggie Atkinson, has paid tribute to Andy Samson who was found dead earlier this month.

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