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Extended services get business skills

By Nancy Rowntree |

20 November 2007

Extended services are set for a boost with the introduction of two types of school business managers in primary schools.

Primary schools in Brighton and Hove are piloting a training programme to help children whose experience of abuse and neglect is preventing them from getting on at school.

Unions dismiss Conservative education plans

By Nancy Rowntree |

20 November 2007

Teaching unions have criticised Conservative Party proposals for parents, wealthy business people and charitable organisations to run schools, which they say will cause social segregation and insecurity.

Speech development campaign to target young people

By Helen Gilbert |

20 November 2007

A campaign designed to highlight the importance of children's speech, language and communication development is being expanded to include young people.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published the evidence that will inform its plans to develop children's services.

Tory plan would give more independence to schools

By Nancy Rowntree |

19 November 2007

The Conservatives are proposing to give more schools independence from local authority control, using a model similar to the government's academies programme.

Junior children's minister Kevin Brennan has called on schools to work with youth offending teams and the police to tackle the most severe cases of cyberbullying.

Peer mentors to tackle bullying

By Nancy Rowntree |

16 November 2007

The government has announced 3m for a range of peer mentoring pilots to help prevent young people from being bullied.

The government has announced 4m to boost entries to university from talented pupils in deprived communities.

Children and young people should be able to report adults who infringe their right play outside by ringing a hotline, according to a report from think tank Demos.