SMC calls for children to be put centre stage

The Social Mobility Commission has called for a shake-up of child welfare benefits and significant investment in education.

New strategy to improve the lives of autistic people

The government has launched a new multi-million pound strategy to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people.

Second round of school rebuilding programme launched

A further 50 schools are to benefit from new, modern, energy efficient school buildings as part of the Prime Minister’s ten-year rebuilding programme.

£50 million investment in grassroots football pitches

The Prime Minister has announced an additional £50 million in grassroots football pitches, prioritised for left-behind communities.

Government announces skills training boost

Further measures to boost the nation’s skills, level up opportunities and get more people into better paid jobs have been announced.

Better mental health support for young people

A coalition of health and education experts have committed to making mental health and wellbeing a central part of education recovery plans.

Two million children will leave school without ‘catch-up’ support

Labour has warned that nearly two million children will leave school without any catch-up support over the next four years.

Councils forced to halve spending on early help services

Council spending on crucial services that help stop children reaching crisis point has almost halved over the last decade.

Children could miss out on 24 million meals this summer

Labour has warned that children could miss out on over 24 million meals this summer because the government has not fully extended free school meals.

Government launches Rediscover Summer campaign

The government’s Rediscover Summer campaign has launched to help inspire families to get out and about safely and make the most out of summer.

Thousands more children to benefit from free breakfast clubs

Thousands of children in disadvantaged areas in England will be offered nutritious breakfasts in the next two academic years.

£10 million scheme to help pupils boost core skills

Pupils in participating schools are set to benefit from more support in maths and English, as part of a £10 million scheme.

School funding to be made fairer and clearer

Nick Gibb has said that school funding will be made simpler, fairer and more transport as a result of government efforts to ‘level up’

Children need to be at heart of national recovery

The Local Government Association has stressed that children and young people need to be at the heart of the national recovery.

National formula shifting funding from deprived schools

The NAO has found that a new national funding formula has contributed to a shift in the balance of funding from more deprived schools to less deprived schools.

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