NEWS

Government shift improves education for 22/23?

Reading time: 4 minutes

Following the recent shake-up within the UK government, the impact it could have on the education sector could be massive. What does this mean for the education sector, alternative provisions and what needs to be done to improve standards for the 2022/23 academic year?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced his resignation but will remain as caretaker PM until a new leader has been chosen. Following several candidates vying for the position, it now looks as though “either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will become the UK's next prime minister”.- BBC

BEHAVIOUR

5 ways to improve poor attendance rates

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Recent attendance rates within schools have been very poor due to several factors. What can be done to improve levels and how can certain students be supported?

According to the recent Schools White Paper published in March that discussed attendance rates:

"children who had no absence during the two years of GCSE study were almost twice as likely to achieve five or more than those who missed 10-15% of lessons."

CURRICULUM

Alternative provisions – how to make them positive

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Alternative provisions are highly important within the education system. What should APs now look like and what should be implemented?

An alternative provision effectively provides students education who cannot make it into mainstream education for whatever reason. APs can be situated in a variety of locations and can also be online. According to statistics:

“It is estimated that there are at least 32,083 pupils educated across at least 761 alternative provision settings in England.”

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SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

Mental health issues in education – time to improve

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Mental health concerns within education have increased over the past few years. Concerning the recent SEND review and alternative provisions, what can be done to improve the situation and the negative stigma that surrounds certain APs?

3 main concerns that the SEND review highlighted are that children are making inadequate progress, families are dissatisfied with the situation and financially the situation isn’t sustainable.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Why Early Intervention is Necessary in Schools

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The recent SEND review has highlighted how intervention within schools needs addressing. Can primary schools and parental involvement help support early intervention? 

The government has announced an additional £1 billion of investment in 2022-23, but the review has stated:

“Whilst future funding will need to take account of the increasing prevalence of children and young people with the most complex needs, this needs to be balanced with targeting spending more at strengthening early intervention.”

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