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Funding for children with special educational needs has failed to keep pace with the rise in demand for provision, according to the National Education Union.
Teachers are ‘deeply concerned’ by the effects of poverty on children’s learning, with many believing the situation has worsened in the last few years, according to a survey.
The Department for Education (DfE) wants to set up a home-educated register to help councils identify and intervene when children are at risk of harm or not receiving a good standard of education.
A letter from the National Education Union (NEU) urging the education secretary Damian Hinds to end the school funding crisis has been signed by 1,115 local councillors.
A new DfE report on providers’ finances shows that the hourly fee charged by settings for three- and four-year-old places is on average 58p higher than what they receive in funding.
The majority of childcare providers are offering the 30 hours, but there are regional differences, finds a new DfE report.
Battledown Centre for Children and Families in Cheltenham has been awarded Early Years Setting of the year at the seventh annual Shine a Light awards.
Senior teachers want a 'complete review' of the way pupils are assessed as they say the current regime is ineffective and puts unnecessary stress on children.
The National Deaf Children's Society warns that without funding to pay for new specialist teachers 'deaf children's future hangs in the balance'.
Self-regulation has been removed from the Reception baseline assessment, following a trial in schools.
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