Articles from Local Government Association (LGA)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN REPORT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Today, Friday 4 October, the local government ombudsman published a report on the quality of services for #SEND (special educational needs and disabilities).

Children’s Commissioner launches children’s manifesto calling on political parties to back six pledges to transform life chances for kids

LGA RESPONDS TO CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER’S MANIFESTO Responding to the Children’s Commissioner launching a children’s manifesto calling on political parties to back six pledges to transform life chances for kids, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

Children’s Commissioner launches children’s manifesto

Responding to the Children’s Commissioner launching a children’s manifesto calling on political parties to back six pledges to transform life chances for kids, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

Trust issues: Education think-tank calls for academies programme to be brought to an end #SpendingReview2019

EDSK on Academies

GIVE MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS INCENTIVES TO SUPPORT PUPILS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Mainstream schools should be incentivised to take in more children with special needs, to ensure the country offers a more inclusive education system, say councils.

With two-thirds of secondary schools now academies councils have no powers to open more secondary schools or direct academies to expand

COUNCILS BOOST SCHOOL PLACES BUT SECONDARY CRISIS LOOMS NEXT YEAR Thousands of desperately needed new secondary school places have now been created by councils but parents and children still face the prospect of missing out on a place as early as next year, analysis by the Local Government Association warns today.

DEVOLVE POWERS AND FUNDING TO GET MORE YOUNG PEOPLE INTO WORK, LGA SAYS AS NEET NUMBERS RISE

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK has risen by almost 30,000 over the last three months, new figures show today (22 Aug). 

#BleakHouses CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT ON HOMELESS CHILDREN

LGA RESPONDS TO CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT ON HOMELESS CHILDREN

Government publishes consultation to improve transparency around local authority run schools

As part of a drive to make financial reporting across all types of schools more consistent, the Department for Education has today (Wednesday 17 July) invited views from across the education system on applying some of the financial measures used in academies to local authority run schools.

GOVERNMENT URGED TO TOUGHEN UP HOME EDUCATION PLANS

The Government’s plans to introduce a compulsory register for home-educated children risk failing children’s safety unless councils are given the powers to enter a premises to check on a child’s schooling, councils warn today.

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