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Tackling care attainment gap

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

DfE figures show a growing attainment gap for children in care, highlighting the need to boost support.

Statutory RSE: 5 key questions

By Jonathan Baggaley, chief executive, PSHE Association |

26 March 2019

Expert outlines issues for school leaders when implementing relationships and sex education reforms.

Factors for SEND funding crisis

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2019

Research findings support local government calls for a 'reboot' of how SEND services are commissioned.

The latest elective home education (EHE) survey by the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) reveals the number of children being taught at home rose by more than a quarter this year.

Changing teacher views on care

By Amy Woodworth |

30 October 2018

Expert gives five key steps on how to overcome some teachers' negative perceptions of children in care.

Supporting Traveller children

By Joe Lepper |

25 September 2018

Experts warn on the impact of cuts to specialist school support for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.

The exam results season is normally a time to celebrate the success of our young people, especially those who have overcome disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their dreams.

Safeguarding in the classroom

By Jessica Cope |

28 August 2018

New guidance requires schools to do more to tackle abuse and bullying, explains education expert.

An education select committee report concludes a factor in rising levels of school exclusions is that vulnerable pupils are not getting the support they need. The government is being urged to back inclusive school policies.

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.