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SEND children at risk of exclusion as schools are forced to cut support

SEND children at risk of exclusion as schools are forced to cut support

The warning from the National Education Union (NEU) comes after a survey it carried out with 900 staff working in schools in England revealed that more schools are cutting support for children with special…

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Call for young children’s dental care to be prioritised

Call for young children's dental care to be prioritised

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Mumsnet asked 1,000 parents about their knowledge of children’s oral health and experience of accessing dental care. It found that only…

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At least 1,000 children’s centres have closed, claims report warning of ‘tipping point’

At least 1,000 children's centres have closed, claims report warning of 'tipping point'

Number of closures likely to be far higher than official numbers Families face ‘postcode lottery’ of early years services Large regional variations in closures By 2017, 16 local authorities who…

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Tens of thousands of children to lose free school meals

Tens of thousands of children to lose free school meals

The IFS estimates that around one in eight (13 per cent) of the 1.3 million children currently eligible for free school meals (FSMs) will lose their entitlement because of the Government’s new means-tested…

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Government urged to remove all asbestos from schools to prevent unnecessary deaths

Government urged to remove all asbestos from schools to prevent unnecessary deaths

Figures released today by the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) in conjunction with asbestos in schools’ campaigner Lucie Stephens and MP Rachel Reeves, chair of the Asbestos in Schools group, reveal…

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Yellow Dot nursery group sold to Bright Horizons

Yellow Dot nursery group sold to Bright Horizons

The 12-strong group of nurseries, all in Hampshire, was started in 1997 by primary school teacher Jane Dyke. While at teacher training college, her colleague and later business partner, Trevor Dyke,…

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First aid training can boost pre-school children’s confidence

First aid training can boost pre-school children’s confidence

Amelia Grant, a first aid instructor and former childcare education trainer in Cambridge, offers a programme that aims to teach children basic lifesaving skills and an increased awareness. The programme…

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Hundreds of thousands of children to lose free school meals

Hundreds of thousands of children to lose free school meals

The IFS estimates that around one in eight (13 per cent) of the 1.3 million children currently eligible for free school meals (FSMs) will lose their entitlement because of the Government’s new means-tested…

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New special free schools get go-ahead from DfE

New special free schools get go-ahead from DfE

The new schools include several that will cater for nursery-age and primary school children. The Astrum Multi Academy Trust, which runs the outstanding-graded Newbridge School will build a 64-place…

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Huge drop in local authority spending on children’s services

Huge drop in local authority spending on children's services

The analysis on planned local authority spending on children and young people’s services reveals expenditure fell from £7.9bn in 2012 to £7.6bn in 2017. While Labour says this is a ‘nominal cut’ of over…

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