A study by The Key has found that delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities is hampering schools’ ability to support special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) pupils.

Children services at Birmingham City Council are due to be taken over by a trust, after Ofsted inspectors branded the service a ‘national disgrace’.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has rejected a ‘blanket ban’ on parents taking their children out of school in order to go on holiday, following a recent High Court ruling.

Durham County Council has approved plans to terminate the 2,700 teaching assistant contracts and employ the teaching staff on new agreements with different terms and conditions.

Despite the government’s U-turn on academisation, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has maintained that some outstanding local authority schools could still be forced to covert to academies, if the are deemed as ‘unviable’.

The government has launched a new taskforce aimed at supporting more people with learning disabilities access apprenticeships.

Town hall leaders have called for government clarification on pupil place expectations on the day that pupils await primary schools offers.

According to a new report by the Howard League for Penal Reform, children’s homes regularly resort to involving police instead of offering teenagers support.

The government’s drive on apprenticeships is ‘failing to deliver for young people’, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the government’s plans to drive the number of apprenticeships will cost councils millions of

The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed plans for a new national school funding formula to amend the uneven distribution of funding.

A Local Government Ombudsman investigation has requested that Bolton Council review its school admissions process, following a complaint.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has once again called for greater powers for local councils to ensure that every child has a secondary school place.

The Education and Adoption Bill, allowing quicker intervention when a school is coasting or failing, has been approved by Parliament and is due to be passed to Her Majesty the Queen for royal assent.

Environmental scientists from Plymouth University analysed paint samples from 50 playgrounds and found high levels of toxic metals, posing a risk to the health of young children.

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