Bath Spa University, in collaboration with special needs charity Nasen, is urgently calling for a reduction in the amount of paperwork that is currently holding Special Educational Needs Coordinators back from doing their jobs properly.
Despite a trend towards more flexible working hours, a new work-life balance survey reveals that workloads are increasing and technology is blurring the boundaries between work and home.
Latest Government statistics highlight that children in the country’s most deprived areas are missing out on professional early years care and education.
With Sport Relief coming up from 9–13 March, there are lots of opportunities to get active, have fun and engage in some memorable learning. Ed Lloyd, Schools Fundraising associate at Comic Relief, offers ideas.
PISA’s 2018 report sees the UK make modest gains in maths, reading and science but pupil happiness is below the OECD countries average.
Specialist data company Ceeda has compared the funding commitments made by the three main political parties for the cost of providing childcare in private, voluntary and independent nurseries and pre-schools. It finds that whatever the election outcome, overall investment will still lag behind the European average.
More than 383,00 children in the UK don’t have a single book of their own, according to new research from the National Literacy Trust. The charity warns that these children are missing out on the vital benefits of book ownership for their reading skills, enjoyment and mental well-being.
Education is the third most important issue in the coming election according to a poll of 1,000 parents of school-age children in England by the National Education Union (NEU), with 28 per cent of respondents putting it in their top two or three priorities.
Find out how to pull together ‘intent, implementation, impact’ under the new inspection regime, gain insights into the development of children’s social brain and get ready for the challenges of 2020. Plus there’s lots more professional coverage to inspire, inform and enhance your work with young children.
New figures from Ofsted warn that registered childminders could be facing extinction, with their numbers having fallen by 20 per cent since 2015.
Practical guidance encouraging more providers to actively recruit men is provided in a new 20-page guide published by MITEY (Men in the Early Years), part of the Fatherhood Institute.
Norland College is adding to its professional expertise with the appointment of Theodora Papatheodorou who has wide international experience.
Low-paid childcare workers look forward to better pay while nursery businesses brace themselves for bigger staff bills.
The newly refurbished Gallery at Cooper Dean Pavilion in Bournemouth town centre is now the headquarters of early years training organisation, Dean Park Training, which is run in association with Dean Park Day Nursery and Park School.
Statistics released today by the Department for Education (DfE) strongly suggest that the cost to nurseries and pre-schools of delivering childcare has far outpaced increases in government childcare funding.
Clarity around the rules for inspections of childminders and other providers who deliver a mixture of both early years care and out-of-hours care to school-aged children has now been provided by Ofsted.
Sutton Trust calls on the major political parties to place social mobility at the heart of their election pledges
Today the Sutton Trust launches its ambitious Mobility Manifesto, putting educational opportunity and social mobility front and centre. It contains wide-ranging policies covering everything from Open Access, to early education, fair access to university and pathways to the most sought-after jobs.
The early years sector has until 31 January to respond to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The programmes are being co-funded by the Department for Education as part of a £5m drive to improve professional development and leadership in early years provision.