£100m needed to revitalising ‘deteriorating’ school libraries

The government has been urged to dedicate £100 million a year to revitalise 'deteriorating' primary school libraries across the country.

£280m capital funding boost for children with SEND

The government has announced that children with special educational needs and disabilities will benefit from a £280 million investment.

£18 million announced for Bikeability cycle training

£18 million has been set aside for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel.

‘Catch-up’ education programme needs rethink, says LGA

Existing learning gaps have been exacerbated by the pandemic to such an extent that they are unlikely to be solved by a quick ‘catch-up’ initiative.

Coventry to become UK’s first All Electric Bus City

Plans for Coventry to become the UK’s first All Electric Bus City have been backed by the West Midlands Combined Authority leaders.

School Streets improve air quality, studies show

Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent.

CMA launches study of children’s social care provision

The CMA has launched a study of children’s social care provision to examine concerns around high prices paid by local authorities.

Childcare providers struggling to remain sustainable

Britain’s parents are paying four per cent more for childcare for children under two, and five per cent more for children aged two than they were one year ago.

Children are less active than before lockdown

More than two in three parents say they have seen their children’s physical activity levels decrease during lockdown.

£79 million to boost mental health in schools

The government has announced that nearly three million children in England to be supported by mental health support teams in schools.

All school-age households to receive two tests per week

Whole families and households with school-age children will be able to test themselves twice every week from home as schools return from 8 March.

Demand for youth services hindered by cuts

Data from UK Youth has highlighted a 66 per cent rise in the demand for youth services which are battling rising costs and a reduction in funding.

£700 million to help students catch up on lost learning

Gavin Williamson has announced a new £700 million plan to help young people in England catch up on lost learning due to the pandemic.

Voters do not trust PM to ease lockdown safely

The Prime Minister has failed to win voters’ trust that he can take England safely out of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new poll.

New Psychological First Aid training available

Public Health England has announced that new online training is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus.


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