29 July 2014
The DfE has published a consultation on early years pupil premium and participation funding for two-year-olds, with a deadline of 22 August.
27 August 2014
Council budgets are plugging a national 'black hole' of at least £1 billion in school places funding, town hall leaders are warning today.
24 June 2014
Recent Labour Force Survey data and council-collected NCCIS data releases show the number of disengaged 16 to 18-year-olds falling by 44 per cent over the last four to five years.
29 July 2014
The LGA has published a brief overview of the SEN and disabilities reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014.
One hundred and fifty English local authorities and all authorities in Wales have the strategic lead for education of children and young people. They have a legal duty to ensure that every child fulfils his or her educational potential.
The authority must be a champion for the best interests of the pupil and listen to the concerns and interests of parents and carers. It must monitor the performance of maintained schools in its area and ensure that where improvements are necessary, these are carried out effectively and expeditiously.
The LGA works to support authorities to develop and improve their educational services for all children. and young people.
In this section
Issues affecting children aged 0 to five years.
Issues affecting schools and education from five to 16 years
Issues affecting young people over 16 including careers guidance and apprenticeships.
Issues affecting Special Educational Needs and Disability.
3 September 2014