New funding has been introduced for councils to extend support to care leavers, worth £51 million.

New investment to inspire children to walk to school

A green initiative aimed at encouraging hundreds of thousands of children to walk to school has received £2.1 million in government support.

£118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets

£118 million for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets this year due to a change in how Pupil Premium funding is calculated.

Calls for early years to be at heart of education recovery plan

The majority of parents of pre-school children are worried about the impact on their child’s overall development or well-being during the pandemic.

Progress towards less meat in public sector meals

A survey of caterers, representing 5,000 public sector sites across the UK, has found that 80 per cent have committed to reducing meat content across menus.

Summer schools will reach just eight per cent of pupils

Labour analysis reveals that the government’s summer schools will reach just eight per cent of pupils across England.

£17 million in mental health funding for schools

The government has announced more than £17 million to build on mental health support already available in education settings.

NHS mental health support for school children

More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, to help tackle common mental health issues.

Nurseries kept in the dark over key funding decisions

A third of Maintained Nursery Schools are cutting staffing and services to balance their books as a result of lost income.

All schools should join strong multi-academy trusts

The Education Secretary has stated his ambition to bring schools with a history of long-term underperformance into multi-academy trusts.

New law to make school uniform costs more affordable

A new law has been passed which will require schools to follow new statutory guidance on uniform costs, instructing them to keep prices down.

‘Catch-up’ breakfast clubs could give post-pandemic boost

Labour has said that its plan for universal ‘catch-up’ breakfast clubs could provide a post-pandemic boost to millions of school children.

£1.8 billion to keep schools in top condition

Every school in England will be able to access a share of almost £1.8 billion this year to help keep their buildings in the best possible condition.

Councils to take advantage of  free teacher recruitment service

Local authorities are being encouraged to sign up to the DfE’s free Teaching Vacancies service ahead of teacher resignation deadline.

Labour urges for ‘big conversation’ on early years

Labour is launching a programme of engagement events to talk to families about the importance of early education and childcare services.

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