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Radical re-working needed for the high needs further education system

The high needs system for further education is not working and requires a radical shake-up, council and college leaders say today (3 Dec) in a new report.

LGA: Suspend resumption of school inspections

Speaking ahead of Ofsted’s planned resumption of some inspection activity of schools, which could restart this month, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s (@LGAcomms) Children and Young People Board, said:

Cobra-style Action Needed To Save ‘lost Generation’ Of Young People

Today’s young people face becoming a “lost generation” unless the Government develops a COBRA-style response to boost skills and job opportunities, (@LGAcomms) the Local Government Associationsets out today (6 Oct).

It is important that schools have the local flexibility to take decisions about reopening - in consultation with their councils

Chair of the Local Government Association’s (@LGAcomms) Children and Young People Board comments on the issue of schools reopening next week On the issue of schools reopening next week, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, which represents councils across England, said:

Centralised Skills System Causing Nationwide Skills Mismatch

#Skills2030 - 6M People Could Be Left Behind By £120 billion #SkillsMismatch Caused By Centralised #SkillsSystem Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030, new research for the Local Government Association suggests today (16 Jan).

Councils Respond To PM’s Covid Winter Plan

 

LGA: More than a million young people in England could be missing full-time education

More than a million young people in England could be missing formal full-time education, fuelled by significant gaps in education legislation, rising child support needs and a lack of funding, the Local Government Association (@LGAcomms) warns today in a new report.

LGA responds to Social Market Foundation Adult Education Report

Commenting on the Social Market Foundation’s report saying that cuts in adult education funding must be reversed to tackle the unemployment crisis, Cllr Sir Richard Leese (@SirRichardLeese), Chair of the Local Government Association’s (@LGAcomms) City Regions Board said:

LGA: RESTORE £1.7 BILLION EARLY INTERVENTION FUNDING AHEAD OF SURGE IN CHILDREN’S SERVICES DEMAND

@LGAcomms: Government cuts to early intervention funding in the past decade must be urgently reversed as councils prepare for a surge in demand for support for children and young people who have “disappeared” from view as a result of the pandemic, the Local Government Association says today in a new report.

LGA RESPONDS TO NAO REPORT ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY

National Audit Office report released today (9 Sept) examines the effectiveness of the government’s approach to reducing childhood obesity in England.

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