Children exposed to toxic air inside London schools

Campaigners have urged for improvements in the quality of air inside and outside primary schools in London.

£3.8bn needed to reverse cuts in pupil spending

The IFS has warned that a one-off increase of £3.8 billion would be needed to reverse eight per cent cuts in per pupil school spending.

New measures to support disadvantaged school children

The Education Secretary has outlined plans to prevent the most vulnerable children missing out on school.

Children centre cuts leaving families with no help

Budget cuts for UK children’s centres is leaving many unable to continue to reach families across their communities.

Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge

Theresa May has pledged better access to education, training and support across communities as part of an overhaul of society’s approach to mental illness.

Significant group of children being denied advocacy

There is a significant group of children being denied access to advocacy – despite having a statutory entitlement to it.

22 new free schools to open in underperforming areas

Damian Hinds has said that 22 new free schools have been approved to open, aiming to help raise standards and give parents more choice.

PE lessons in Wales under threat

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has raised the alarm over Welsh PE provision after the draft curriculum excluded setting aside specific time for it.

Spending on speech therapy a 'postcode lottery'

Too many vulnerable young children are missing out on the vital speech and language help they need to get ready for school.

Nurseries in poorest areas facing closure

17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived areas of the country ‘anticipate closure in the next twelve months’.

£20m for London’s community projects

London’s town centres, high streets and local regeneration projects will benefit from £20 million in funding made available by the Mayor of London.

Funding needed to tackle ‘national SEN emergency’

More than 130 extra children and young people with special needs are being supported by councils every day.

Easy steps could lift more than 700,000 children out of poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group is calling for re-investment in social security support for the UK’s children.

The health effects of Sure Start recognised

New IFS research has found that Sure Start centres have has largely positive impacts and brought big benefits for children’s health.

Petition demands end to national SEN crisis

Campaigners are to deliver a 13,000-signature petition to Downing Street, arguing that special needs funding is failing to keep pace with demand.

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