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Special Report: Apprenticeships

| January 04, 2019

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.

Inspections Clinic: Supporting pupil attainment

By Jo Stephenson

| January 02, 2019

Narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and better-off peers is a key challenge for leaders across all types of schools and one which Ofsted is keeping a close eye on, reports Jo Stephenson.

Commissioning: Care placements and sufficiency

By Toni Badnall-Neill

| January 02, 2019

A recent report warns of a crisis in care commissioning. Long-term planning is the only solution, says Toni Badnall-Neill.

Demonstrate trustworthiness

By Lindsay Marsden

| January 02, 2019

Public trust in charities is at its lowest point in a decade, but there are some key concepts that can help a charity to communicate its trustworthiness to stakeholders and the wider community alike.

Immigration health surcharge

By Kamena Dorling

| January 02, 2019

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs, examines the impact on young migrants of the increased immigration health surcharge that must be paid when making an immigration application.

Derren Hayes talks to Emma Thomas, chief executive of charity YoungMinds.

The cost of living on the frontline

By Joe Lepper

| January 02, 2019

Job cuts, pay freezes and the tough financial climate have hit all children's workers hard. Joe Lepper spoke to professionals from different sectors to find out how they manage to make ends meet.

Apprenticeships: Policy context

| January 02, 2019

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.

How to get value for money

| November 27, 2018

Getting value for money has never been more important, but it is about much more than just driving down costs; public sector organisations must think creatively and consider "disruptive" innovations.

Inspections Clinic: School child neglect procedures

By Jo Stephenson

| November 27, 2018

Updated government guidance aims to improve how schools respond to child neglect, reports Jo Stephenson. NSPCC expert outlines what schools should do to meet the new standards that Ofsted will inspect against.