Transforming education next part of levelling up plans

Disadvantaged areas are set to benefit from improved schools as part of measures to boost take-up of high-quality training across England.

LGA launches new T Level support programme

The LGA is launching a ground-breaking new support programme for up to 35 councils to help them with the creation of additional high quality T Level placements.

Bradford children's services to be placed into Trust

Bradford’s children’s social care services are set to be lifted into a Trust that will drive rapid improvements.

Barnardo's urges amendment to Health & Care Bill

Barnardo’s has warned that the government’s Health and Care Bill may mean more sick and disabled adults are discharged from hospital into the sole care of children.

£8 million from NHS England to support secondary schools

New multi-million-pound funding from NHS England will enable all schools to fully support the in-school vaccination programme.

£7.7 million council investment in York’s libraries

City of York Council is set to commit to a £7.7 million investment in the city’s libraries in a programme of city wide improvement.

Air filters in schools to prioritise face to face education

Thousands of new air filters will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption in the classroom.

Support for young people in serious violence hotspots

Young people who are most at risk of serious violence will receive targeted support to keep them engaged in education and attending lessons.

Government must invest in comprehensive mental health support

The Centre for Mental Health has said that the mental health of young people has been underfunded for too long, leaving a postcode lottery of support.

Carers urge for change to fostering system at risk

A crumbling and failing system is what children and young people in foster care are faced with, if urgent improvements aren't made.

Use local government more in fixing employment

Employment and skills support in local areas will become even more fragmented if councils are sidelined in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.

New measures announced to reduce pupil absence

New expert attendance advisers with decades of first-hand experience are to begin work to reduce pupil absence.

Elective home education rises by a third, say councils

The cumulative number of young people being electively home educated during 2020-21 was 34 per cent higher than 2019-20 totals.

Universities to drive up standards in local schools

Universities will be required to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by driving up education standards in schools in the local community.

Number of children in care could reach 100,000 by 2025

The number of vulnerable children being placed in council care could reach almost 100,000 by the middle of the decade.

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