Scottish plans to bolster education by involving parents
Measures to boost education attainment through greater involvement of parents have been unveiled by the Scottish Government.
Bristol SEND ruling 'could have wider implications'
A court ruling that ordered a council to reverse cuts to provisions for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) could have wider repercussions, the Local Government Association has warned.
London boroughs: Our SEND budgets are unsustainable
Gerald Almeroth warns that councils in the capital are facing a growing shortfall in funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Fresh calls for SEN funding as pupil numbers grow
The number of children with special educational needs (SEN) has continued to rise, piling further pressure on cash-strapped councils.
Education secretary appears at ADCS conference for first time in a decade
Provision for care leavers and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) dominated a speech by education secretary Damian Hinds.
Rayner: Labour would devolve skills
A Labour Government would be committed to devolving responsibility for skills to city regions and counties together with the cash they need, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has said.
Scottish minister U-turns on education bill
The controversial Scottish education bill has been put on hold after a compromise was brokered with councils.
Sending a positive message
Stuart Gallimore welcomes the renewed focus on funding for special education needs and disabilities schooling – and the future benefits this will bring to young people – but warns that schools still have a balancing act to perform before cost pressures ease.
Councils and unions demand SEND funds from minister
Dozens of councils have united to demand more Government funds for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Rogers appointed interim Jersey director
A new face has been brought in to head States of Jersey’s new department for children, young people, education and skills.
Burnham in plea for further education devolution
The mayor of Greater Manchester has made a plea for skills training to be devolved after giving a scathing assessment of Government education policy.
In high need of a funding solution
Over the last few years, much progress has been made to highlight the growing pressures in both children’s services and schools funding for councils.
Edinburgh lashes out at partner managing schools
Edinburgh City Council’s chief executive has lashed out at a partner for failing to address safety concerns two years after schools in the city were gripped with fear about faulty construction.
Andy Street: Championing the West Midlands
Mayor Andy Street believes the West Midlands is experiencing an economic revival, but if all communities are going to share in that success, he needs more support from the Government. Sam Clayden reports.
Scottish Government accused of 'deflection tactics'
Councils have accused the Scottish Government of using ‘deflection tactics’ after a top minister urged them to get on board with childcare plans.
Getting children back into mainstream education
Little is known about just how many children are missing from mainstream education. Debbie Barnes argues for stronger legislation and national guidance to help local authorities identify and support these children.
4 wheel drive woman
Tarquin, stop swinging your schoolbag round in the car, darling, you could take mummy’s eye out with that toggle.
Don't take away our authority over schools, Scottish councils warn
Scottish councils have warned the Scottish Government against attempts to strip them of authority over schools, in a response to a consultation on the Education Bill.
Collaborate with businesses and schools to address skills gap, MPs tell councils
Local authorities, local enterprise partnerships, businesses, schools and colleges should come together to discuss the skills gap, MPs have urged.
Cabinet Office: Interserve not going to be another Carillion
The Cabinet Office has denied rumours it is concerned infrastructure firm Interserve is headed in the same direction as failed Carillion.