In a report, the Commons Public Account Committee (PAC) has cautioned that plans to offer pre-schoolers in England 30 hours of free childcare may be jeopardised if not enough childminders and nurseries can offer places.

Sandwell Council’s children’s social care services are facing the possibility of being transferred to a voluntary trust, after receiving an inadequate rating by Ofsted inspectors.

Knowsley council has said it is ‘determined’ to ensure young people can study A-levels in its borough, after previously encouraging pupils to receive the qualifications elsewhere.

Low standards in schools across the East Midlands region are exposing the educational fault line dividing the nation, Ofsted has said.

Barnsley council has decided to reduce the length of the summer holiday, and extend October half-term, in a move it claims will improve its pupils’ educational success.

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

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