This week the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to help combat the spread of Covid-19. This is a guide to what it means for schools, colleges, early years settings and more.
A study by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), has shown that babies and toddlers from lower socio-economic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic due to having less access to books and outdoor space during lockdown.
Today’s blog looks at the package of support the Government is making available to early years settings, following a report from the Early Years Alliance.
Today's blog looks at the launch of StarLine, a new national helpline for parents, and early years funding. StarLine Today, 24 April, STAR Academies Trust has launched a new national helpline for parents called StarLine. The service will be a free …
Today's blog outlines the new social distancing guidance for education and childcare settings.
Early Years funding Today, Thursday 31 October, we have announced that councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development. This investment will go to …
Since the introduction of 15 hours free childcare in 2013, more than 850,000 of the most disadvantaged two-year-olds have benefitted from this, whilst around 600,000 three and four-year olds have benefitted from a place in the 30 hours childcare scheme in the first two years.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at sport in schools in the wake of the Lionesses World Cup campaign as well as the childcare support provided by the Government to parents.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at school accountability, the OECD report on the UK’s performance in education and reflects on the first year of the 30 hours initiative.