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Schools minister takes charge of early years policy

By Joe Lepper |

12 September 2019

Schools minister Nick Gibb has taken charge of early years policy as part of the reshuffle of ministerial responsibilities at the Department for Education.

SEND system is 'unsustainable', says NAO

By Joe Lepper |

11 September 2019

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the support they need as councils and schools battle to cope with the twin threat of rising demand and funding pressures, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new round of applications to set up "free" schools, with a focus on applications for alternative provision and special schools.

Police officers and youth workers should be based in schools to help protect pupils from violence, according to the children's commissioner for England.

Off-rolling analysis reveals steep rise in pupil moves

By Joanne Parkes |

09 September 2019

The number of schools suspected of off-rolling has risen by 13 per cent in a year, according to latest analysis by Ofsted.

DfE announces major review of SEND system

By Neil Puffett |

06 September 2019

Progress made over the past five years in improving support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) will be subject to a major review, the government has announced.

The government is claiming that controversial testing of reception-age children can help improve their attainment at the age of seven, despite widespread concerns about the validity of the assessments.

Sector representatives from across services for children and young people have given a mixed reaction to the Chancellor's funding announcements.

Councils will have access to £1.5bn extra for social care from next year, the Chancellor has announced in today's Spending Round, but he provided no detail on cash for children's services.

A council that schooled an autistic boy at an unregistered community farm has been ordered to pay £5,300 towards his education and for the distress and injustice caused to him and his family.