The Youth Work Inquiry sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs finds that youth work is both wanted and needed by young people today, and that youth services can respond not just to young people as individuals, but also to their wider communities. The briefing looks forward to the Government’s new Youth Charter.
What are the main issues dominating local government and what could happen over the next period – though predictions are perhaps rather problematic at the moment given the current nature of politics.
The Timpson review of school exclusion looks at who is excluded from school, and what can be done to reduce exclusion. The Government response accepts the proposals.
Being elected as a councillor is exciting, but can be overwhelming. This briefing is a taster of what the LGiU can help you with and what will be useful to focus on in your first weeks in your new role.
248 councils across England went to the polls yesterday, including many district councils, metropolitan districts and various unitary councils. LGiU live blogged the elections from start to finish – thanks to those who joined us on the live blog and on Twitter. This briefing covers the net gains and losses across England by political party. […]
DfE is consulting (until 24 June 2019) on legislation to place three new duties on local authorities: keep a register of home educated children; monitor suitability of home education; and support home educators. New guidance to local authorities on home education has been published.
Directly Elected Mayors – a platform for shifting local and central relations, or a pipedream of no consequence?
Ireland is consulting on introducing directly elected mayors. We look here at the proposals and draw on the experiences associated with the development of executive mayoral responsibilities in other countries from which relevant lessons can be learnt.
The unexplained disappearance (off-rolling) of approximately 50,000 a pupils from years 10 and 11 is a significant issue given that such children are known to have reduced life chances. This briefing looks at the methodology of the Education Policy Institute in calculating the number of off-rolled pupils. The local authority response is considered.
There are implications for learning styles, whole school organisation, and the funding of education with the increasing use of information technology in schools. This report looks at research done by the National Education Policy Centre into the educational effectiveness of virtual and blended schools.
The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.