The Government is planning to introduce a new method of assessing children when they enter the reception class of primary schools at the age of four. This will lead eventually to a progress measurement across the seven years of primary education, and an accountability measure for the schools.
Recent contributors include:
- Ruth Fry, Corporate Communications Manager at Perth and Kinross Council
- Professor John H. McKendrick, Glasgow School for Business and Society
- James Mitchell, Director of Academy of Government, Edinburgh University
- Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling and fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change
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This briefing is part of a set of briefings covering the Government’s school and pupil related consultation documents and policy statements published following the MHCLG’s Integrated Communities Strategy. This one is on the regulation, or otherwise, of unregistered schools and other out of school education settings and the local authority…
This update focuses particularly the latest Brexit news, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s inquiry into Brexit and local government
One year since the horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower, we look back here at the past year: what lessons can we learn from the inquiries taking place and from the accounts and experiences of Grenfell survivors and community groups?
It is almost a year since the fire at Grenfell Tower in which, officially, 72 people died and hundreds of others were made homeless. This briefing looks at the implications of this as well as the wider ramifications of improving fire safety in high-rise residential buildings following last year’s tragedy.
This is the second in a series of articles looking at social work services in Scotland. Issues covered include the nature of social work, how social work services are structured and delivered, and the challenges facing social work.
Nobody will have failed to notice recent news coverage of the way in which social media may have influenced voters, but the different investigations and accusations can be confusing. This briefing aims to give an overview of the issues.
This briefing looks at Government plans to support teachers better in the early stages of their careers, as well as providing an improved framework to develop further their professional expertise and career progression longer term.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
This briefing summarises the review outcomes and local government’s response to the proposals. It also outlines new duties for local government arising from the new alcohol minimum pricing legislation and provides a brief comment on the current role of local government in England regarding public health.