Citizen Power Peterborough: the Arts and Social Change Programme aimed to use socially engaged art to stimulate community participation and generate new perspectives among leaders of public services. It also sought to support locally based artists to contribute to the city's aspirations.
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The Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation have produced a research report on the Pupil Premium. This CSN Briefing is on the report, and also a meeting held to discuss the report at which the Secretary of State spoke in July 2015
The impact of accountability measures on children and young people – National Union of Teachers research
The effect on teachers and pupils of the school accountability system is much talked about but not well-researched. The NUT commissioned research from Professor Merryn Hutchings of the London Metropolitan University to look at existing research and conduct survey of teachers and in depth school visits. This is the CSN…
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 looks at the major challenges facing local government in contributing to the government's ambition for three million new apprenticeships in England to 2020; but also the opportunities to shape and delivery manage this important element of the skills and employment system.
The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.
In order to help with the implementation of the new arrangements for assessing and providing for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilitities, the DfE funded a number of pathfinder programmes. This CSN briefings looks at the final report of the evaluations of the pathfinders.
‘Tone from the top – leadership, ethics and accountability in policing’ – an inquiry by the Committee for Standards in Public Life
How accountable are Police and Crime Commissioners? The Committee for Standards in Public Life have published their inquiry’s final report into the office of PCCs on issues of ethics, leadership and accountability and recommended measures to strengthen scrutiny and accountability.
The inequitable access to beautiful places and spaces is hurting communities. A Community Right to Beauty would create incentives to make new development more beautiful. It could be achieved through amending the planning system and the Localism Act 2011, and by introducing new financial incentives into the development process.
The National Audit Office’s report “Disposal of public land for new homes” assesses the progress the previous government made in meeting its target to release enough public sector owned land to build 100,000 new homes and in doing so support 25,000 jobs by 2015.