Urgent action on ventilation needed, says Labour

Labour is calling for urgent action on ventilation following a 67 per cent increase in the number of children out of school due to coronavirus.

£30m package to refurbish 4,500 public tennis courts

The government and Lawn Tennis Association have announced a £30 million package to refurbish more than 4,500 public tennis courts.

Children’s mental health has not improved post-lockdown

New data released by NHS Digital has shown that the mental health of children and young people has not improved since last year's lockdown.

Free glasses to be trialled in schools to tackle poor eyesight

Thousands of pupils will benefit from an expanded programme that provides two free pairs of glasses to improve reading and writing.

Training launched for mental health leads in schools

Pupils will benefit from a trained senior mental health lead tasked with identifying those who need support and improving access to specialist services.

Early years support services further to of reach

Action for Children has warned that 4.3 million parents are missing out on or struggling to access essential children's services.

Majority of childcare businesses making a loss

The NDNA has reported that government funding for three and four-year-olds is not even covering costs for most childcare settings.

Schools forced to cut support for pupil for special needs

The NAHT has warned that support for pupils who have special needs is ‘beyond crisis’ and ‘sucking money from budgets’ for all children.

Targeted training for early language and numeracy

The government is providing funding for training to help two to four year-olds with language and mathematic skills, as part of early years recovery investment.

Targeted support for vulnerable in serious violence hotspots

Vulnerable young people at risk of being drawn into crime will benefit from a funding boost to help them stay engaged with their education.

Free air-quality education in Liverpool City Region

Young children across Liverpool will be taught the value of good air quality in their communities after being granted access to a free learning platform.

Expansion of tutoring to support six million pupils

From 1 September, schools will have greater flexibility to offer high-quality, 15-hour tutoring courses that meet the needs of their pupils.

Welsh schools to see use new air quality technology

The Welsh Government has announced a new investment in technology to improve air quality and quickly disinfect classrooms and lecture theatres.

Government launches back to school campaign

The government has launched its back to school and college campaign to set out the experience that students can ‘get back to’ from September.

£50 million to deliver better facilities for T Level students

£50 million will be invested in colleges, schools and sixth forms delivering T levels across England from 2022 to improve and expand teaching spaces and facilities.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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