The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has said that parents should have to demonstrate genuine grounds for appeal, rather than just being dissatisfied with a school's decision not to admit their child.
A report by WATCh calls for a new framework to cater specifically for babies and toddlers under three when the need for emotional stability is paramount. This would differentiate it from the existing purer learning focus they agree is necessary for three- to five-year-olds.
The government has released a series of cost-saving ‘baseline’ designs for new primary and secondary schools, which it believes will enable schools to be built 30% cheaper than they were under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation In Gangs and Groups has produced an interim report containing strong criticisms of the way in which agencies are identifying and dealing with cases of child exploitation.