Idling drivers may face higher fines

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is planning to launch a public consultation looking at increasing fines for idling drivers.

Extra support for new teachers through framework

The Early Career Framework will revolutionise the support given to new teachers.

Staff turnover for early years sector concerning

The NDNA has said that more attractive retail jobs are luring qualified nursery practitioners away from working with young children.

Children should be taught cold water shock dangers

The LGA has issued a water safety warning ahead of rising temperatures when casual swimmers may be tempted to take a dip in open water.

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.

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