Swindon Council sets aside £600,000 to improve education services

Swindon Council has set aside £600,000 over the next three years to help improve educational outcomes set out in its Swindon Challenge strategy.

DCMS announces successful applicants to libraries fund

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England has announced that 30 local authorities’ libraries services from across the country will receive a total of £3.9 million from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund.

LGO raises concern over changes to school transport policy

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has warned that changes to councils’ transport policies are having a negative effect on children trying to get to school.

Cuts leave school support services at risk

Many local authorities face being unable to meet their legal obligations to schools, the Local Government Association has warned.

DCMS announces chair of social Youth Social Action Review

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has appointed Steve Holliday as the chair of the Youth Full-Time Social Action review.

DCMS welcomes response to cyber security apprenticeship sche

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced almost 1,250 people have applied for 23 cyber security apprentice roles in three-week application period.

Budget boost for free school funding

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with the announcement of additional funding for free schools.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that vocational and technical education in England will receive an extra £500 million per year in a bid to train more skilled workers and boost the economy.

DCMS launches new internet safety drive

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced it has begun work on a refreshed Internet Safety Strategy, which aims to ensure the UK becomes the safest place in the world for you people to go online.

Olympics inspires few to take up sport

Only seven per cent of the British public have been inspired by the Olympic games to take up sport, according to a new YouGov survey.

Council services not keeping pace with rising complex needs children

A new report commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children and published by the National Children's Bureau, has highlighted that the number of disabled children with complex needs has increased dramatically, and warned that affected families were finding it difficult to access local authority support.

Four Liverpool libraries face closure

Four libraries in Liverpool are facing closure as a result of cuts, meaning the city will have lost over half of its libraries in the last two years.

Sexual infections fuelled by lack of sex education

The LGA has claimed that extending compulsory sex and relationship education in academies could reduce the diagnosis of STIs.

MPs cast doubt over grammars ability for social mobility

The Education Select Committee has published a report outlining that the government has not made an adequate case for opening a new wave of grammar schools, including its claim that the schools could further social mobility.

Rise in drug and alcohol related reports

The NSPCC has reported a 16 per cent rise in reports to its helpline concerning substance abuse near children.

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