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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...

£4m invested in higher worker earnings and youth employment

30.09.19: The government have announced two new programmes today to help young people into work and jobseekers into higher paid jobs. Manchester and the West Midlands are set to receive up to £1.2m for extra time and resources to be spent on he...

Developing the future of UK infrastructure invested in Southampton

27.09.19: The University of Southampton officially unveils the National Infrastructure Laboratory on its Boldrewood Innovation campus today. The opening of the centre, by chief executive of Network Rail, Andrew Haines, will see the Southampton’...

LGA responds to damning YMCA report on youth services

25.09.19: The YMCA has released a report today showing that youth services spending is set to fall to the ‘lowest point ever in a generation’. Spending cuts have seen the average spend on youth services per local authority go from £...

UK PM pledges £515m to help get girls into school

24.09.19: UK funding is set to give millions of children around the world the opportunity to attend school, PM Boris Johnson will announce today. The PM’s plans to ensure that every child gets a quality education will come during an announcemen...

Tower Hamlets' children’s services achieves ‘remarkable turnaround’ in Ofsted review

23.07.19: Tower Hamlets Council’s children’s service has jumped two grades and achieved a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted after inspectors found a “transformed culture” and “remarkable progress.” In 2017, the...

DfE announces £33.5m for academies to drive improvements

19.07.19: Academies in England will receive a package of over £33m to help drive improvement in the education system, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced today. High-performing academy trusts are being encouraged to grow and suppor...

Defra appoints Oxford professor as new chief scientist

12.07.19: Gideon Henderson has been appointed by Defra as its new chief scientific advisor. Henderson, who is currently a professor of earth sciences at the University of Oxford, will join Defra in October in this year. He replaces the out-going...

Councils welcome government review of guidance for youth services

11.07.19: A review of the statutory guidance for council-provided youth services has been launched by the government. Civil society minister Mims Davies made the announcement, stating that the review will “focus on the positive role local autho...

New guidance for academy trusts to ‘crack down on excessive executive pay’

09.07.19: New guidance for setting executive pay has been published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), suggesting trusts must be prepared to cut pay in cases of poor management. The new guidance sets out key factors that should be use...

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NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

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

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
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A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

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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 >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

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