More than 110 new Youth Hubs offer job help

Young people across all corners of Great Britain are now benefitting from new specialist employment support and advice from local Youth Hubs.

90,000 to benefit from free school meals in Scotland

More than 90,000 primary school pupils in Scotland will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time.

Labour publishes new education plan for post-Covid period

Labour has proposed a programme for all children to ‘play, learn and develop’ as the post-Covid catch up continues.

Government announces £1 billion expansion of tutoring

Children and young people across England will be offered up to 100 million hours of free tuition to help them catch up on learning lost during the pandemic.

DfE unprepared for challenges of pandemic

MPs have claimed that the Department for Education had ‘no plan’ and was ‘unprepared’ for the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Physical activity may help to close gap in school attainment

Guaranteeing every child the opportunity to participate in certain types of physical activity could support their academic attainment.

New funding has been introduced for councils to extend support to care leavers, worth £51 million.

New investment to inspire children to walk to school

A green initiative aimed at encouraging hundreds of thousands of children to walk to school has received £2.1 million in government support.

£118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets

£118 million for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets this year due to a change in how Pupil Premium funding is calculated.

Calls for early years to be at heart of education recovery plan

The majority of parents of pre-school children are worried about the impact on their child’s overall development or well-being during the pandemic.

Progress towards less meat in public sector meals

A survey of caterers, representing 5,000 public sector sites across the UK, has found that 80 per cent have committed to reducing meat content across menus.

Summer schools will reach just eight per cent of pupils

Labour analysis reveals that the government’s summer schools will reach just eight per cent of pupils across England.

£17 million in mental health funding for schools

The government has announced more than £17 million to build on mental health support already available in education settings.

NHS mental health support for school children

More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, to help tackle common mental health issues.

Nurseries kept in the dark over key funding decisions

A third of Maintained Nursery Schools are cutting staffing and services to balance their books as a result of lost income.


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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