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Schools key to obesity response

By Suzanne Gomersall |

26 June 2018

Policymakers must improve cooking lessons for primary pupils to cut obesity levels, warns academic.

Demand for educational psychologists in schools is high but funding pressures limit recruitment.

It has taken four years to transfer most children with special educational needs and disabilities to a new support system. While parents appear satisfied with the process, campaigners have criticised the quality of some care plans.

Recent research carried out by Isos Partnerships has assessed the changing nature of the local authority role in supporting and leading school improvement.

Call to boost school counselling services

By Derren Hayes |

27 February 2018

Council leaders and professional organisations say mental health green paper should prioritise counselling services based in schools

Careers overhaul targets poorer pupils

By Sophie Eminson |

02 January 2018

New strategy for careers guidance outlines measures to link schools in disadvantaged areas with employers and training providers.

Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.

The rise in children being educated at home is partly blamed on schools failing to adequately support pupils with additional needs, and has raised concerns councils will struggle to monitor their safety and wellbeing.

Local focus on SEND in schools

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Review shows how councils can improve provision to reduce need for out-of-area residential schools.

Careers advice still missing the mark

By Sophie Eminson |

31 October 2017

Schools are continuing to struggle to deliver careers education, but experts say the adoption of Gatsby Benchmarks is leading to improvement.