Majority of childcare businesses making a loss

The NDNA has reported that government funding for three and four-year-olds is not even covering costs for most childcare settings.

Schools forced to cut support for pupil for special needs

The NAHT has warned that support for pupils who have special needs is ‘beyond crisis’ and ‘sucking money from budgets’ for all children.

Targeted training for early language and numeracy

The government is providing funding for training to help two to four year-olds with language and mathematic skills, as part of early years recovery investment.

Targeted support for vulnerable in serious violence hotspots

Vulnerable young people at risk of being drawn into crime will benefit from a funding boost to help them stay engaged with their education.

Free air-quality education in Liverpool City Region

Young children across Liverpool will be taught the value of good air quality in their communities after being granted access to a free learning platform.

Expansion of tutoring to support six million pupils

From 1 September, schools will have greater flexibility to offer high-quality, 15-hour tutoring courses that meet the needs of their pupils.

Welsh schools to see use new air quality technology

The Welsh Government has announced a new investment in technology to improve air quality and quickly disinfect classrooms and lecture theatres.

Government launches back to school campaign

The government has launched its back to school and college campaign to set out the experience that students can ‘get back to’ from September.

£50 million to deliver better facilities for T Level students

£50 million will be invested in colleges, schools and sixth forms delivering T levels across England from 2022 to improve and expand teaching spaces and facilities.

Children and Families Newcastle to reimagine services

Newcastle City Council will provide more community based, accessible and joined-up support and services for children, young people and their families.

All schools to receive carbon dioxide monitors

The government has announced that education settings will be provided with carbon dioxide monitors from September, backed by £25 million in funding.

Sunderland children’s services jump to Outstanding rating

Improved services in one of the most deprived councils in England are making a real difference to vulnerable children’s and families lives.

Extend incentives for new apprenticeships beyond furlough

The financial incentives in place to help employers create apprenticeship programmes should be extended beyond the end of the furlough scheme.

Disadvantaged ‘locked out’ of crucial early years opportunities

New research from the Sutton Trust has revealed that most disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds are ‘locked out’ of crucial early years education.

£20 million announced to create more Family Hubs

The government has set out plans to elevate its Family Hubs programme, backed by £20 million of new funding.

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