The first few years of a child’s life are crucial in equipping them with the skills needed for the classroom, and we are working with families to make it easier to weave early learning into daily activities.
Home Learning Environment
There are more people in work than ever before and wages continue to outstrip inflation, but we recognise that some families need more support. That’s why we’re investing £9 million in free summer holiday clubs and continuing to spend £95 billion a year on working age welfare to support families.
It makes sense for both parents, and the entire education sector, that the financial reporting and accountability measures of academies are extended to local authority maintained schools, ensuring consistency across our entire state funded education system.
The new campaign is driven by the Secretary of State’s ambition to halve the number of children who leave reception with early learning skills in the next 10 years. The campaign will go live with a new website featuring videos, simple tips and activities that parents can do with their children either at home or out and about. The campaign will also be joining forces with a range of businesses to help spread the message.
Today's Education in the Media blog looks at the top stories and announcements from the department today and over the weekend.