Kent warned over SEND deficit
Members of Kent CC have been warned that the high needs budget deficit will exceed Government limits within a year.
EXCLUSIVE: England’s top 10 councils for children with high needs revealed
England’s 10 best performing councils for children with high needs have been identified by IMPOWER, and are revealed by The MJ today.
Treasurers warn of SEND funding crisis
Council treasurers have issued a stark warning over Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) funding, claiming councils are facing a snowballing ‘crisis’ which shows ‘no sign of slowing down’.
The Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant Team are at LGA ‘19 – here they discuss their important work.
Chief executives least likely to be privately educated
Council chief executives are among the least likely to have been privately educated compared to those working in government, media and sport, a new report has found.
Funding pledged for Scottish councils to tackle period poverty
Councils in Scotland will receive £2m in funding to continue provision of free sanitary products in schools.
Free meals in the school holidays to relieve the inequalities burden
Leader of South Tyneside Council Iain Malcolm says free meals will be provided across the borough for three days during the middle weeks of the school summer holidays.
Council schools more likely to retain good ratings - LGA
Local authority schools are more likely to retain a good or outstanding Ofsted rating than those that converted to academies, a report from the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested.
Education enterprise to be formed by Redbridge
Redbridge LBC is to form a joint venture with schools in the borough in a bid to generate more income for the council.
‘Significant areas of weakness’ found in Stockton’s SEND provision
Watchdogs have criticised the pace of improvements in provision for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in Stockton-on-Tees.
MPs criticise council chiefs for ‘stonewalling’ select committee
The chief executives of two councils have been accused of showing a ‘lack of leadership’ for not attending a meeting of the Education Committee.
Special needs provision in schools cut by over £1bn
Children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities have lost out on £1.2bn of Government funding over the last four years.
Strike threat lifted after COSLA agrees to raise teachers' pay
The possibility of strike action by teachers has been averted after Scotland’s council leaders backed a pay deal.
Northamptonshire to request early years budget deadline extension
Northamptonshire CC is to miss the deadline for setting its early years block budget after U-turning on proposed cuts.
Surrey parents lose SEND budget legal battle
Surrey CC has fended off a legal challenge to its budget for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Worcestershire to transfer education services to company
Worcestershire CC is expected to give the green light to widen the scope of its children’s services company next week.
Nottinghamshire to lobby Government on SEND funding
Nottinghamshire CC is to take ‘significant concerns’ over funding for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to the Government.
Chiefs defend councils' role in SEND provision
Chief executives have defended councils’ roles in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision.
Let's move away from these short-term patches to funding
The decision in the provisional local government finance settlement to allocate the social care support grant solely according to the adult care needs formula is a curious one, says John O'Brien
Think-tank: Give councils powers of abolished DWP
Councils and their health and education partners should be handed responsibility for supporting ‘harder-to-help’ groups into employment, a report by think-tank Demos has suggested.