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Over £6m investment into Leicester City Council schools and public buildings

05.11.19: Leicester City Council are investing nearly £5m into improving the fabric and facilities of school buildings across the region. This money comes as a part of a wider programme of works and will be spent on a large number of upgrades...

Local councils urge government to rethink school transport as bill set to soar to £1.2bn by 2024

04.11.19: The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England, has revealed today that unsustainable costs and demand pressures on free home-to-school transport will cost councils £1.2bn a year by 2024. Approximately 55...

Colleges and sixth forms to benefit from £155 million funding boost

04.11.19: Young people aged 16-19 will have access to high-quality courses that will help them develop their career opportunities as of next year. The £155 million funding forms part of the additional £400 million, which was announced in...

£18m boost for young people through Opportunity Area programme

04.11.19: The Opportunity Area programme will receive an £18m investment to support some of the most disadvantaged parts of England. The investment, aimed at young people, will build on improving educational outcomes, careers advice and attract...

Councils to see funding boost to support childcare and early education

31.10.19: Funding boost to be distributed to councils across England to deliver free childcare places, allowing parents to work more flexibly and support children’s early development. The surge in funding comes following the Chancellor’s...

More than £400m available for school and college improvements

28.10.19: Academies and sixth form colleges across England will see huge facility transformations and improvements with share of more than £400m. The multi-million-pound government fund, open today (Oct 28), can be used by academies and sixth f...

Government commits £12m investment to boost nation-wide youth projects

25.10.19: Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced that youth projects across the country will gain a £12m investment as part of the Government’s pledge to help young prosper and widen their opportunities. The boost of funding include...

Museums and galleries in England reach record-breaking visits

24.10.19: Museums and galleries sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) have reported a record-breaking 50 million visits last year. England saw almost 50 million visits to their DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries...

Government announces £19m fund to support young people leaving care

23.10.19: Support programmes for young people leaving care, totalling £19m, announced today (Oct 23) ahead of National Care Leavers Week. To mark National Care Leavers Week, education secretary Gavin Williamson, has announced new cross-governme...

More major cities to benefit from Government adult retraining scheme

16.10.19: The Government’s ‘Get Help to Retrain’ services are continuing their rollout, making the scheme now available to six major cities across England. As of today (Oct 16) the pioneering service, aimed at helping adults start a...

The Health Foundation calls for government overhaul for a healthy society

16.10.19: The Health Foundation has today (Oct 16) urged government to consider policy changes to housing, transport and education after new report shows a risk to the future of young people. The report, A heathy foundation for the future, calls for...

Allocation details of £14 billion funding for schools announced

11.10.19: A new set of figures have been announced today (Friday 11) to outline how schools are to benefit from Government’s £14bn education investment. UK schools will receive details of how they are going to benefit after it is announce...

‘Positive shift' as teacher workload dropped by five hours a week

11.10.19: Teacher’s working hours have fallen by an average of five hours a week compared to 2016, as they spend less time on things other than teaching. Research published today (11 Oct) has revealed that teachers are working five hours a week...

LGA responds to damning childhood obesity report

10.10.19: As part of her final work as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies, has published a report named ‘Time to solve childhood obesity’. The report is aimed at politicians and policy makers rather than parents and c...

Nation’s skillset to improve thanks to £120m government funding

01.10.19:   New measures have been announced to go hand-in-hand with ongoing efforts to improve education in the UK. Technical education will get an additional boost after Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced yesterday (30 Septe...

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
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